Dogs in the park


Winter Dog Off-Leash Sites

Deermound Off-Leash Park – 23020 Township Road 522
Heritage Hills Off-Leash Area – 260 Heritage Drive

November 1, 2018 – March 15, 2019
Emerald Hills Ball Diamond #2 – 4501 Emerald Drive

Open November 16, 2018:
Sally Stewart Park Off-Leash Area – Broadview 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, 100 years later, Deermound was given to the popular dog park by County Council.

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.

Sally Stewart Park Off-Leash Area

Broadview Drive – East of Fun Park Amusement Centre
Sally Stewart Park was 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 will open 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 Wye Elementary School. 

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: Friday, November 09, 2018
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