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Off Leash Dog Areas

If your dog loves to run, there are several great off leash dog areas in parks located throughout the City. These beautiful and large areas are a pleasure to visit for both people and pets.

Please report unattended dogs to the Lethbridge Animal Shelter at 403 320 4099.  Click here for info on Doggie Bag Dispensers.

If you have not already visited these areas with your dog, please check them out - they are worth the trip!

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. 

There are a few rules that must be adhered to while using the off leash area:

  1. Dog owners may exercise their dogs without a leash in the area shown on the map at each location.
  2. 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.
  3. If you exercise your dog without a leash, you must be in control of your dog at all times.
  4. You are required to clean up after your dogs at all times. 

South Lethbridge

Scenic Drive Dog Run
Located off of Scenic Drive South at 11 Avenue South. This park is also great for runners and hikers using the coulees to provide a challenge, please be courteous to all park users.

The Scenic Drive Dog Run is an off leash dog area located on the south side of Scenic Drive South. The off leash park starts at the parking lot and heads down into the coulees with a 2 km limestone pathway loop that provide a workout for both dog and owner.

North Lethbridge 

Peenaquim Park Off Leash Area
Located at the north end of Peenaquim park, at the base of the coulees.
Dogs and dog owners can choose to enjoy a fenced off-leash training area in the Peenaquim Park Off-Leash Dog Park. This off-leash training area is for socializing young dogs and others that may not be ready for being off-leash. The area is small so be sure to be conscious about the number of dogs prior to entering. Dogs and owners can also enjoy 2 km of limestone pathway off leash along the rivers edge. Peenaquim is a large park with many activities, please be courteous to all park users. 

West Lethbridge 

Popson Park Off Leash Dog Area
Located in Popson Park between the boat launch and the picnic shelter. Popson is a park with appeal to many different activities, please be courteous to all users. 
Popson off leash dog 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 southernmost entrance to RiverStone, at the corner of University Drive West and RiverGlen Link West.

The park is 2.77 acres of which approximately 1.5 acres are a fenced, off-leash area for dogs. Amenities include play equipment for dogs, water fountains for people and dogs to quench their thirst, accessible seating areas and pathways, doggie bag dispensers and a dedicated parking lot. RiverStone Dog Park is constructed in a dry storm water retention facility and may flood during heavy rain events.


*Please note that the Riverstone Dog Park may be closed during heavy rain or snow melt events to mitigate damage to the grass and pathways. Thank you for your patience!*