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Dog Parks

Be a Pack Leader and Join the Pack - Dog Park Ambassador Program

Animal Services is currently seeking Dog Park Ambassadors for several of our Dog Parks. For more information see Dog Park Ambassador info tab below, or contact Animal Services at 306-975-8478. 

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.

Locations

Park Name                         
Park Location                           
Avalon South end of Broadway at Glasgow St.
Caswell Avenue F and 31st Street West, next to 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 at Faulkner Cres.
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 just North of Attridge Drive
Fred Mendel Avenue W and 17th Street
Paul Mostoway Richardson Rd. west of McClocklin Rd.

 

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

Please Note

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.

 

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, 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.

Coyote Safety Tips

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.

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.

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

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.

Chief Whitecap Dog Park

The City of Saskatoon is currently in the process of formalizing an off-leash recreation area within Chief Whitecap Park. 

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.  One formalized, Chief Whitecap Dog Park will definitely be a destination for any dog walker and nature lover.  

Other Developments

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

Dog Park Ambassador Program

BACKGROUND

The City of Saskatoon (City) Dog Park Ambassador Program is a volunteer-led approach to educate citizens about responsible pet ownership and to ensure safety in off-leash areas. 

The program was established as part of the City’s commitment to work with, and support pet owners to comply with our bylaws in the ten city operated dog parks.  Our Animal Control Bylaw (Bylaw #7860), for example, requires dog owners to remove dog waste and to keep their dog under control at all times for everyone’s safety.  In addition, Dog Park Ambassadors are also the “eyes and ears” within the dog parks and provide an avenue for citizens to express ideas and concerns which is then passed along to City Staff. 

HOW TO 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 TO BECOME AN 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.

For more information on how you can become involved, contact:

Shane Carter (Open Space Consultant)

306-975-8478

Bite Prevention

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.