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Dog Parks

Bylaw Amendment - Animal Control Bylaw and Dangerous Animals Bylaw - Effective June 29, 2020

  • The Animal Control Bylaw and the Dangerous Animals Bylaw are reviewed regularly in an effort to promote public safety, improve upon existing enforcement mechanisms and to clarify and update certain aspects for the general public and the courts in areas where there may be ambiguity. Effective June 29, 2020, a dog found guilty of 3 or more nuisance behavior violations will be prohibited from entering the off-leash areas. 

COVID-19 Response: Dog Parks

As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and exercise each day, dog parks remain open. Visitors must maintain a safe, two-metre (six feet) distance away from others outside of their extended household while using these spaces. 

 

NOTE: Silverwood Dog Park's south entrance has been moved further north to allow for more space between users. The south entrance will remain closed while the restrictions under the current Provincial Public Health Order from the Chief Medical Health Officer are in effect.

 

Visit saskatoon.ca/covid-19 for the latest information.

Enjoy some off-leash time with your dog at one of the City of Saskatoon's Dog Parks. Dog Parks are naturalized spaces where dogs are permitted to be off-leash while under the control of their owner. This allows both owner and dog to enjoy exercise together while socializing with others. A valid dog license is required to access any Dog Park and owners should ensure their dog has up to date vaccinations prior to visiting the Dog Park.

Locations

Park Name Park Location
Avalon South end of Broadway at Glasgow Street
Caswell Avenue F North and 31st Street West, next to Mayfair Pool
Chief Whitecap Access via Saskatchewan Crescent off of Cartwright Street 
Fred Mendel Avenue W South and 17th Street West
Hampton  North on Range Road 3060 
Hyde Park South end of Hyde Park, adjacent to Boychuk Drive
Paul Mostaway Richardson Road, east of McClocklin Road
Pierre Radisson Between 32nd Street and 33rd Street at Faulkner Crescent
Silverwood Access off Kinnear Avenue or the east end of Adilman Drive
Southwest Off Valley Road, near Cedar Villa Estates
Sutherland Beach West off Central Avenue, north of Attridge Drive 

Remember, pets are not permitted in the following locations:

  • Playgrounds, paddling pools, spray pads and cemeteries

  • Kiwanis Park, Kinsmen Park, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo

  • The North East Swale (North of Evergreen) 

Is your dog ready for the Dog Park?

Dog Parks can be a great place to get exercise and socialize. Although, not all dogs and owners are quite ready for the off-leash experience.

Before going to a Dog Park ensure your dog is well behaved around pets and people. Your dog should know and obey basic commands of come, sit and stay before visiting a Dog Park. Consider taking obedience classes or hiring a qualified dog trainer.

Please remember, no owner of a dog shall permit or allow their dog to become a nuisance to other persons or animals in an off-leash area. In the event that a dog becomes a nuisance, the owner of the dog shall immediately restrain the dog by placing the dog on a leash not exceeding two metres in length and removing the dog from the off-leash area.

Once you’re ready we look forward to seeing you at the Dog Park!

Remember to Scoop the Poop!

Please help keep our city clean and always pick up after your pet. 

Shared Spaces

Dog Parks are naturalized areas that share the space with wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, porcupines, muskrats, beavers and deer. If encountered, treat wild animals with respect and avoid approaching too closely. Please ensure that your dog is always within eyesight and under your control when enjoying the Dog Parks.

At times wildlife may need to be removed from the Dog Parks. The capture and removal of wildlife is only made possible with current information and specific location details. Please call Pest Management (Mon-Fri 7a.m. - 4p.m.) at 306-975-3300 to report a concern.

Dog Park Development

Hampton Dog Park

Upgrades to Hampton Dog Park have been completed! Upgrades included improvements to fencing, the parking lot, signage and waste bins. The parking lot is now able to support up to 25 vehicles.

 

Brighton Dog Park

The City of Saskatoon Recreation and Community Development Division has identified a District Park within the Brighton neighbourhood for the development of a new Dog Park. This development will take place as construction allows. Further updates will be provided here as they become available. 

Chief Whitecap Dog Park

Construction that directly impacted the Dog Park is now complete and includes an expanded north parking lot, adding an additional 22 spots. Over the next two years, work will continue on the Great Trail that goes outside of the dog park area.

Avalon Dog Park

Phase 2 of the Avalon Dog Park expansion project was opened to the public on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

In order for the expansion to open, the project had to first meet City standards for landscape development.  Lack of rainfall impacted the turf establishment and as a result further work was required to complete the turf development prior to opening. With the expansion area now open, users have access to an additional 2.6 acres of space at Avalon Dog Park. We appreciate the patience you showed throughout this project as crews worked to improve your overall experience at Avalon Dog Park.

Administration continues to plan for future improvements to turf at Avalon Dog Park and appreciates your patience at this time.

Dog Park Developments

The current Administrative focus is to utilize recently received citizen feedback in order to strive towards making improvements to the 11 dog parks we currently have. At the same time Animal Services continues to work towards adding additional dog parks in areas that are significantly further away from our current dog parks. Please see our dog park map to review our current dog park locations. If you wish to discuss dog park developments further, please contact Animal Services at 306-975-8478 or animal.services@saskatoon.ca.       

 

Dog Park Ambassador Program

The Dog Park Ambassador Program is a volunteer program which engages the citizens of Saskatoon to provide input on opportunities for improvement for Animal Services. This includes but is not limited to contributions to park design, fundraising activities, monitoring Dog Park conditions, clean-up, and more. The program also aims to improve Animal Control awareness both at the park and in the surrounding neighbourhood to ultimately foster responsible pet ownership and to encourage bylaw compliance.

To become a Dog Park Ambassador, please contact Animal Services at 306-975-8478 or animal.services@saskatoon.ca