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Dog Friendly Parks in Edmonton

May 26th, 2014 2:45 pm by

When searching for a new home, dog owners typically have their own set list of criteria they are looking for. For example, some may be looking for a large backyard while others want to move closer to a pet friendly off-leash park. While Edmonton has some wonderful green spaces throughout the city, we’ve compiled a list for you of some of our favorite dog friendly parks available for you and your furry friends to explore.

  1. Teriwilleger Park – Many Edmontonians highly recommend this dog friendly park because there is lots of green space for owners and their dogs to explore. There is lots of terrain to explore. In addition, on hot summer days dogs have the opportunity to go for a swim in the river as long as the level is not too high.
  2. Jackie Parker Recreation Area – Another great off-leash park for dogs to enjoy. This park has plenty of green space to explore while also providing sections of shade with the trees around the border.
  3. Hermitage Park – Located on the NW side of Edmonton, this park not only has an off-leash area but also has a large section of space with picnic tables. The park is settled into a beautiful location with several man-made lakes around.
  4. Strathcona Science Park – This park is the only provincial park in the River Valley alliance and is dog friendly. From various spots along the marked path, individuals will get great views of the River Valley. There are also a large number of picnic benches throughout the park to enjoy an afternoon lunch.
  5. Patricia Ravine Hiking Trail – This park contains a gravel hiking trail which allows dogs to be off-leash for most of the premises. The trail is about one-mile long in total and goes from Whitemud Drive along to the river.

The City of Edmonton kindly reminds dog owners to keep their dogs in sight at all times especially when in an off-leash area. Always have your leash ready as a dog owner and ensure you clean up after your pets. To learn more about additional dog friendly parks in Edmonton check out their user friendly Parks for Paws Guide here.

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