Calgary is fortunate to have 150 public off-leash areas in our multi-use parks for Calgarians and their dogs to enjoy. View the interactive parks map to find one near you (zoom in on the map to view the off-leash areas).
Please note that all City of Calgary off-leash areas are multi-use areas that may be temporarily closed for various reasons. The City of Calgary does not operate any dog-only parks (however, the Calgary Associated Dog Fanciers operates a dog park near Elliston Park).
The City of Calgary has three fully fenced off-leash areas in Auburn Bay, Falconridge and Sue Higgins Park. In the summer of 2011, Parks Foundation Calgary began construction of a fourth fully fenced off-leash area in Taradale (at the end of 64 Avenue N.E.) as part of Phase 1 of The Calgary Greenway pathway project.
Locate an off-leash area
Calgary off-leash areas are listed below by quadrant and community. Open a map in the table below to view the off-leash area boundaries.
You can also explore the interactive parks map to find the off-leash areas in Calgary (you will need to zoom in on the map). Or, view the list of off-leash areas for the size in hectares of each area. Before heading out, check the list of off-leash area closures.
Reminder: Dogs are required to be on-leash on a paved pathway in an off-leash area
Temporary off-leash area closures
Bowmont Park - Portions of the west off-leash area and parking lot in Bowmont Park are closed for construction of a stormwater pond. For your safety, please follow and obey all construction signage.
Cliff Bungalow - The off-leash area is closed due to slope stabilization issues. After the Slope Stabilization Project is completed the area will be reopened for off-leash.
Scenic Acres - A portion of the off-leash area along Stoney Trail will be intermittently closed for construction of a pedestrian bridge. For your safety, please follow and obey all construction signage.
Strathcona - Many portions of the off-leash area bordering Sarcee Trail are partially closed due to the West LRT construction project. For your safety, please follow and obey all construction signage.
New on-leash designation for the Millican / Ogden / Lynnwood community
As of May 6, 2013, a park within the Millican/Ogden/Lynnwood community changed from off-leash to ON-leash. View a map showing the area.
The designation change was decided after consultation with the Community Association and as a follow-up to safety concerns raised by residents and park users. The change to on-leash this green space is to ensure the safety of park visitors, adjacent residences, pathway users and dogs, the sustainability of the natural environment and protection of the slope down to the river.
Residents and park users have reported several accidents and other incidents in the park involving off-leash dogs on the pathway and the adjacent roadway. The designation change of on-leash will reduce user conflict so that everyone may enjoy parks and pathway in a mutually safe, enjoyable manner.
The slope to the Bow River has been identified in our Natural Areas Management plan as an area requiring environmental protection. There will be rehabilitation work carried out from the pathway to the river's edge this year. Designating the area will protect the landscape and the species that inhabit and move through the area.
As of May 6, dogs must remain on-leash and under control and dog waste must be removed immediately as per the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw.