Dogs in the park
Updates & Notices
Strathcona County is currently reviewing its Dog Control Bylaw which has been in place since 2006.
Reminder: Help keep parks and walkways clean. 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.