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Dog Parks

Dog Park Locations

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. 

Scoop the Poop - Saturday, October 28

Join your neighbours to help keep our dog parks beautiful. The city-wide fall dog park cleanup will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 11:00AM - 2:00PM at all dog parks. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Sutherland Dog Park Closed October 23 and 24

*Sutherland Dog Park will be temporarily closed for control of invasive weeds on October 23 and 24. For more information visit meewasin.com

Avalon - South end of Broadway Avenue

Caswell - Next to the Mayfair Pool

Hampton Village - North on Range Road 3060, near the airport

Hyde Park - South end of Hyde Park adjacent to Boychuck Drive

Pierre Radisson - Between 32nd Street and 33rd Street in Westmount neighbourhood

Silverwood - Access off Kinnear Avenue or the east end of Adilman Drive

Southwest - Off Valley Road by the landfill

Sutherland Beach - West off Central Avenue just North of Attridge Drive
*Sutherland Dog Park will be temporarily closed for control of invasive weeds on October 23 and 24. For more information visit meewasin.com

Fred Mendel - Avenue W and 17th Street

Paul Mostoway - Opening date TBD

Find maps, directions and guidelines for off-leash dog parks. 

Please note, pets are not permitted in playgrounds, paddling pools, spray pads, cemeteries and the following parks:  Kiwanis Park, Kinsmen Park, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.  To reduce the impact of irresponsible pet 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.

Dog Park Developments

The City recognizes the demand for Dog Park facilities and continues to identify potential space for Dog Park development.

Brighton Dog Park Development

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.
 

Silverwood Dog Park Public Open House

The City of Saskatoon Animal Services team recently held a public open house and online survey to share information about developing a plan for proposed changes to the Silverwood Dog Park and to collect feedback to address safety concerns regarding safe passage of animals, pedestrians, and cyclists using the Meewasin Trail. This initial round of community consultation sparked a great conversation and the City will now be developing 2-3 alternative options and concept plans based on the feedback gathered through the open house and online survey.

Once the alternative plans have been developed, the City will once again hold a public open house and online survey for the community to provide additional feedback on the revised options for Silverwood Dog Park. The next open house is expected to take place in fall of 2017.

Information regarding the next round of public consultation will be available in September and specific dates, times and locations will be posted online at saskatoon.ca/dogparks, at Silverwood Dog Park and flyers will also be distributed throughout the Silverwood Heights neighbourhood. 

 

Become a Dog Park Ambassador

Have your voice heard! If you have a passion for dogs and are active in your community (or want to be), the City of Saskatoon is looking for Dog Park Ambassadors. A Dog Park Ambassador works closely with the City’s Animal Services Coordinator in the education, promotion, and continuous improvement of Dog Parks.

The City is looking for representatives for the following Dog Parks: Hampton Village

How do I contact my ambassador?

Established Groups can be found by searching Facebook using their appropriate name and off-leash recreation area. For example, search for “Sutherland Beach Off-Leash Recreation Area”.

How do I Request a Dog Park in my Neighbourhood?

1. Establish an   Ambassador group. This group should consist of a minimum of five members.
2. Once your Neighbourhood Dog Park Ambassador group is established you can contact the Animal Services Open Space Consultant for a copy of and to review the Dog Park Application.
3. Applications for Dog Parks are due by May 1 of each year.
4. The City will review each application and determine if the site is available for the use of a Dog Park.

Shared Spaces

Dog Parks are naturalized areas that share the space with wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, porcupines, beaver and white-tailed 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 Dog Parks. The capture and removal of wildlife is made possible only with current and specific location information. Please call Pest Management (Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at 306-975-3300 to report a concern.

Safety Reminder: Coyote Signtings Observed in the City

The City is advising the public that coyote sightings have increased at various locations throughout Saskatoon. The City reminds people to keep their distance from coyotes and all wildlife as they can be unpredictable when confronted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding coyotes or other wildlife within City limits, please contact Parks Pest Management at 306-975-3300. If there is an emergency, please contact Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300.

Here is what to do if you have a close encounter with a coyote:

  • Never approach the animal;
  • Look for a way out;
  • Be observant of the coyote’s movement;
  • Act assertive, yell, and wave your arms so that coyotes maintain a healthy respect for humans;
  • Ensure the animal has an escape route and enough space to flee the situation; and
  • Keep pets on a leash and under control.

Rapid expansion of the city and the design of larger green spaces has resulted in more coyote sightings. Coyotes are common in all major municipalities across Canada. Coyotes can be seen in residential and commercial areas, especially if food and shelter are readily available.

Here are some tips to help avoid a coyote encounter in your yard:

  • Never feed coyotes or leave food waste in accessible areas;
  • Do not put meat, eggs, or dairy in compost bins;
  • Seal off access to decks and other sheltered spaces in your yard;
  • If you feed your pets outdoors, bring the food in at night; and

Close the gate to your yard and make sure fencing is in good condition

All dog parks are fully fenced with the exception of Silverwood and Sutherland. All dogs visiting the facilities must have a valid license, be fully vaccinated, and well socialized to ensure the safety of all patrons.

The City is advising the public that coyote sightings have increased at various locations throughout Saskatoon and specifically at the Silverwood Dog Park. The City reminds people to keep their distance from coyotes and all wildlife as they can be unpredictable when confronted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding coyotes or other wildlife within City limits, please contact Parks Pest Management at 306-975-3300. If there is an emergency, please contact Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300.

Here is what to do if you have a close encounter with a coyote:

  • Never approach the animal;
  • Look for a way out;
  • Be observant of the coyote’s movement;
  • Act assertive, yell, and wave your arms so that coyotes maintain a healthy respect for humans;
  • Ensure the animal has an escape route and enough space to flee the situation; and
  • Keep pets on a leash and under control.

Rapid expansion of the city and the design of larger green spaces has resulted in more coyote sightings. Coyotes are common in all major municipalities across Canada. Coyotes can be seen in residential and commercial areas, especially if food and shelter are readily available.

Here are some tips to help avoid a coyote encounter in your yard:

  • Never feed coyotes or leave food waste in accessible areas;
  • Do not put meat, eggs, or dairy in compost bins;
  • Seal off access to decks and other sheltered spaces in your yard;
  • If you feed your pets outdoors, bring the food in at night; and
  • Close the gate to your yard and make sure fencing is in good condition. 

Responsible Pet Ownership - Bite Prevention Video

A community coalition including the Saskatoon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the City of Saskatoon Animal Services, the Advisory Committee on Animal Control, the Saskatoon Animal Control Agency and the Saskatoon Health Region have worked together to launch a video campaign to raise awareness of dog bites, how they are caused and what owners can do to prevent their pets from biting. 

The video campaign, themed “good dogs bite too”, provides a unique perspective on what causes a dog to bite, even a good dog who may have never bit a person before.

The video can be viewed by following this link G ood Dogs Bite Too  , and viewers are encouraged to share amongst their networks and friends to help raise awareness of a very preventable incident.