Dogs in the park
Updates & Notices
Ticks are active in the fall, be tick smart!
Repel – Inspect – Remove
- Keep your dog away from grassy or wooded areas and leafy debris.
- Check your pet regularly for ticks, especially after any trips through grassy or wooded areas.
- Comb through your pet’s hair thoroughly
- If you find a tick remove it promptly.
- If concerned, take the tick to your Veterinarian for testing of Lyme Disease.
- If you find several ticks on your dog, you may wish to discuss an insecticidal bath with your veterinarian or groomer.
For additional information check out the Alberta Health website here.
Help keep parks and walkways clean. Remember every time they poop, you must scoop!
The dog off-leash park named for old post office
Deermound was the name given for a post office established in the Hillsdale area in 1911 and also for a stopping place along the old Edmonton Trail. Now, 100 years later, Deermound is the name Council has given for the County’s popular dog park.
Where can I take my dog on a leash?
Dogs are allowed in most parks, however, requirements of the Dog Control Bylaw must be met.
- Dogs must wear a valid Strathcona County licence tag.
- Dogs must be on a leash no longer than eight metres. Dogs defined in the Dog Control Bylaw as Restricted or Vicious are subject to greater restrictions.
- The person holding the leash must be able to control the dog.
- Scoop it - it's the law The owner must pick up the dog's defecation. Don't forget to bring a plastic bag along when you go out for a walk.
Is there an off-leash area?
Exercise your dog off leash at the Deermound Dog Off-leash site - drive three kilometres south of Wye Road on Highway 21, turn west onto Township Road 522 and watch for off-leash area signs. The parking lot is on the south side of the road.
- Dogs in the off-leash area must be under control at all times - have your leash ready in case you need it. Dogs must wear a valid municipal license tag. Your dog must be able to "come", "sit" and "stay" on verbal command.
- Owners must clean up after their dogs.
- Dogs may only be off-leash with their people at designated and signed off-leash areas.
Are there places my dog can't go?
Dogs are not permitted in the following areas
- playgrounds (meaning the sand or grass base beneath playground equipment)
- tennis courts
- spray decks
- floral gardens
- the Strathcona Wilderness Centre
- artificial turf sports fields
Neighbourhood Pilot Project
We have seasonal off-leash pilot projects in a few Strathcona County neighbourhoods. Learn more here.
Remember, as a dog owner it is your responsibility to know and obey the rules regarding dog ownership in Strathcona County. Call Strathcona Bylaw Services at 780-449-0170 for a copy of the bylaw.