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Dogs in the park

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Be tick smart!
Protect both you and your dog with these tips from Alberta Health.

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 Photo-RPC-Dog-110x150.jpg 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.

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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.

Additional information

Last updated: Friday, May 26, 2017
Page ID: 39571