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Dog Parks

Silverwood Dog Park - Construction starting Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Starting Tuesday, November 12, 2019, a cable upgrade will be taking place within the area of Silverwood Dog Park. This project is expected to take approximately one to three weeks, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. The park is scheduled to remain open to the public during this time. Dog park users are asked to take extra caution. 

Dog owners interested in trying an alternate dog park can also enjoy any of the 10 other locations listed below.

Scoop the Poop Event Dates

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent Scoop the Poop Events! Your help in cleaning up our dog parks is greatly appreciated. Stay tuned for future events.

What are Scoop the Poop Events?: They are scheduled events where you voluntarily attend and join your neighbours to help clean up the dog parks, keeping them beautiful for licensed dog owners to enjoy. Bags and light refreshments will be provided.

Next dates: To be later announced.

Background

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.

Are you 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!

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 Village 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

 

Please Note

Please help keep the city clean and always pick up after your pet. Every time feces is left behind, you provide a reason for others to dislike dogs and their owners. To reduce the impact of irresponsible ownership, Animal Services has a 'zero tolerance policy' toward bylaw infractions including pets in prohibited areas, running-at-large and failure to clean up after pet.

Please note, 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) 

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

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.

Hyde Dog Park

Phase II developments of Hyde Park include improvements to the drainage of the swale in Hyde Dog Park and are planned for mid to late September, 2019. 

When designing dog parks drainage is considered and efforts are made to limit standing water. Parks such as Hyde Dog Park also take into consideration the naturalization of the park which has an effect on the design as well. 

Local area residents and users of Hyde Park, including the dog park, will have opportunities to learn more about Hyde Dog Park swale improvements and other upgrades at upcoming public engagement events. More detailed information on this project and announcements of engagement opportunities will be posted on saskatoon.ca/engage.

To limit the possibility of issues relating to standing water at Hyde Dog Park, on May 22, 2019, the installation of temporary fencing around the swale inside the dog park was completed. This temporary fencing thus prevents access to the water. The temporary fencing will be left in place until mid to late September when the long term solution of adding rip-rap (small to medium sized rocks) to the swale is in place. 

The long term solution of adding rip-rap to the swale is designed to allow water to flow unimpeded while preventing people and pets from having contact with the wet area.

The timing of the long term solution is partly related to the environmentally sensitive nature of the park and is happening at such a time to limit disturbance of nesting birds. Also, this timing has been planned to prevent damage to existing Hyde Park and surrounding infrastructure while considering our procurement process.

Thank you for your understanding during our time of improvements. 

Chief Whitecap Dog Park

The City of Saskatoon formalized Chief Whitecap Dog Park as a part of The Animal Control Bylaw on May 27, 2019. 

Chief Whitecap Park is located south of Saskatoon at the southern most point of Saskatchewan Crescent, near Riverside Golf Club. The area provides a unique opportunity for visitors to explore three different ecological systems within the same area. At the top of the river valley near the park entrance, the area is comprised primarily of prairie grassland. As you venture into the valley working your way towards the riverbank, you enter a large area comprised of trees, bushes, and shrubs, many native to the area. At the very heart of the valley, visitors can access the South Saskatchewan River where they are greeted by soft sandy beaches and sandbars.  

Chief Whitecap Dog Park is a destination for any dog walker and nature lover.  

Avalon Dog Park Phase Two Expansion Update

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 will 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.

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