Dog off-leash areas


Deermound Dog Off-leash Notice

On Wednesday, September 25 a portion of the off-leash area at Deermound will be fenced off to accommodate drilling. The work being done is part of Strathcona County’s Environmental Management Program. The off-leash area will still be open for use during this time.

Summer Dog Off-Leash Sites

Summer seasonal off-leash sites are open. You can enjoy time with your dog off-leash at:

  • McGhan Park Boarded Rink (441 Meadowview Court)
  • Kinsmen / Westboro Boarded Rink (1011 Strathcona Drive)

Where can I take my dog on a leash?

Dogs are allowed in most parks with the requirements of the Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw being met.

Where can't I take my dog?

Dogs are not permitted in the following areas

  • playgrounds (sand, or any base, beneath playground equipment)
  • tennis courts
  • spray decks
  • floral gardens
  • the Strathcona Wilderness Centre
  • artificial turf sports fields

Year-round Off-Leash Areas

Deermound Off-leash Park

23020 Twp Rd 522 – the parking lot is on the south side of the road

Deermound was the name of a post office established in the Hillsdale area in 1911 and also for a stopping place along the old Edmonton Trail. Now, over 100 years later, County Council gave the name Deermound to the popular dog park.

Deermound Off-Leash Park is not fully fenced.There is fencing around the access area from the parking lot, but the outer perimeter is not fully enclosed.

New fenced in, small dog area at Deermound Dog Park!

Please enjoy this area if your dog is:

  • Less than 30 pounds
  • A less active, senior dog
  • More comfortable around small dogs

Use of this area is at the owner’s discretion. All other off-leash rules apply.

Sally Stewart Park Off-Leash Area

Broadview Drive – East of Fun Park Amusement Centre
Sally Stewart Park is named after the first woman elected to Strathcona County Council in 1965. In 2013, Council approved the motion to name the regional park after her. The off-leash area within Sally Stewart Park is fully-fenced and opened on November 16, 2018.

Heritage Hills Off-Leash Area

260 Heritage Drive - temporary location
A fully-enclosed fenced area on the south side of Heritage Drive was created due to the construction of Heritage Hills Elementary School and the seasonal off-leash being removed. Permanent fencing and seating area will be added in 2020.

Seasonal Off-Leash Areas

Enjoy our seasonal neighborhood off-leash locations:

From November 1 to March 15

  • Emerald Hills Diamond #1 (4501 Emerald Drive)

From May 15 to August 30 

  • McGhan Park Boarded Rink (441 Meadowview Court)
  • Kinsmen/Westboro Boarded Rink (1011 Strathcona Drive)


  • Safety for all – Have control of your dog at all times.
  • Leash up – Dogs must be on a leash in the parking lot.
  • Be present – Know what your dog is doing at all times.

Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw

Learn more about your responsibility as a dog owner. Get the electronic version of the Responsible Dog Ownership Bylaw or call Bylaw Services at 780-449-0170.

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Last updated: Thursday, September 05, 2019
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