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Off-Leash Dog Areas

Enjoy some off-leash time with your dog at one of Lethbridge's four off-leash areas. In these areas dogs are permitted to be off-leash while under the control of their owner. 

Note: Rattlesnakes may be present in river valley parks from spring to fall, especially west side areas. Encounters are uncommon but if your dog has been bitten, contact a veterinarian immediately. 

Dog Park Etiquette

  • Dogs must be on-leash in all public spaces in Lethbridge unless in one of the off-leash areas, as shown on the map
  • Aggressive dogs are not allowed. The behaviour of your dog is your responsibility.
  • You are responsible for respecting the safety of others in dog parks.
  • Off-leash areas are located within shared park spaces. To avoid conflicts with other site users, keep dogs on a leash until you are past the marker signs.
  • Clean up after your dog.
  • Be courteous to all park users
  • Learn more about the Dog Control Bylaw

South Lethbridge

Scenic Drive Dog Run

  • Located off of Scenic Drive South at 11 Avenue South.
  • The dog run starts at the parking lot and heads down into the coulees with a 2 km limestone pathway loop. 

North Lethbridge 

Peenaquim Park Off-Leash Area
  • Located at the north end of Peenaquim Park, at the base of the coulees.
  • You can choose between a 1 acre fenced area or a 2 km limestone pathway along the river's edge. 

Park "n" Bark
  • Located at the corner of Scenic Drive North and Stafford Drive North.
  • This fenced dog park is about 5.5 acres and features a paved pathway loop, hills, agility equipment and accessible seating areas.

West Lethbridge 

Popson Park Off-Leash Dog Area
  • Located in Popson Park between the boat launch and the picnic shelter.
  • This off-leash area sports 2 km of limestone pathways in its over 50 acres of river valley park space.
  • There is easy access to the river for your pooch to take a dip to cool off and to enjoy the scenic views of the coulee faces. 

RiverStone Dog Park
  • Located at the corner of University Drive West and RiverGlen Link West.
  • The fenced dog park is about 1.5 acres with pathways and accessible seating.
  • Other amenities include play equipment for dogs and water fountains for people and dogs.
  • RiverStone Dog Park is located in a dry storm water retention facility. To prevent damage to the grass and pathways, it may be closed during heavy rain or snow melt events.