Off-Leash Redevelopment Project

About this Project

We are looking at updating this park to enhance the space and promote healthy interactions between all park users. This project will include adding natural boundaries, low profile fencing, and removal of noxious weeds.

We’re looking for your input!

An open house was held on Wednesday, May 30 and asked for residents' feedback on the proposed concept for the park. You can read the slides presented at the open house here

If you weren't able to make it, we'd also like your input! Watch the introductory video below and then complete the 4 question survey. The survey will be open until June 30. 

Open House Presentation Slides

off leash slides

Link to Concept & Feedback Survey

take the survey

Background & Timeline

In the winter of 2018, City staff secured a consulting team for the project. Repairs to the lake access point for the dogs (a pebble dog beach) were completed while the lake water was lowered. A preliminary conceptual plan was developed in the spring and presented to residents at an open house on May 30. 


Based on the study and public engagement from 2016, City staff created a three year budget which was approved by City Council. Following the budget creation, they created a 'Request for Proposal' and project scope to secure a contractor. 

In 2016, the Parks and Recreation Division presented an off-leash area/dog park management study, as planning for current and future off-leash areas is important in establishing a positive environment for all park users. 

The study included: 
  • Reviewing the suitability of the current dog park location after the research and consultation process has been completed
  • Consulting with residents, experts and other municipalities to inform the findings
Later that year, a survey and Open House was conducted to gain feedback on this space. Thank you to the survey respondents and workshop attendees for the amazing feedback that was received. Parks and Recreation took all the feedback into consideration and consulted with parks and landscape experts to evaluate the space and develop recommendations. 

View this presentation for survey findings. 
View this infographic for workshop results. 


For more information, please contact the City’s Community Recreation Coordinator at (403) 207-7096 or email 

Note: As part of the City's weed management approach to the park,  goats will be visiting the off-leash area three times this summer. More information here