For the Love of Our Dogs

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We are so fortunate to have access to a multi-use space that allows off-leash dogs. There are many off-leash parks in Calgary but there’s something really special about River Park. Maybe it’s the view of downtown Calgary and the Elbow River that delights you. Or perhaps you like the variety of trees, gentle grade of the terrain, multitude of benches and access to a port-a-potty. Others love the Cat Margetts memorial area that houses the fountain for dogs and people.

Some of the comments we consistently hear is that it’s so clean and that people who walk dogs at River Park tend to be quite responsible. We also hear that dogs are well behaved and people are super friendly.

Yes, it’s all true. There’s a culture at River Park that’s been nurtured by dog people since acquiring off-leash status in 1987. Dog people love River Park and as a whole, we’re willing to work to maintain our off-leash access. Walking with our dogs is a healthy activity, for dogs and people. The result is a better behaved and well socialized dog – maybe this goes for people too!

On any given day, during any kind of weather, people and dogs can be found walking and playing in River Park. And we want to keep it this way.

If you plan on visiting River Park for the first time or on a regular basis, we hope you’ll join the pack and adopt the culture we’ve worked so hard to maintain. It’s all for the love of our dogs, fellow park users – and of course, the park.

2 thoughts on “For the Love of Our Dogs

  1. Thank you for the honourable work you do and have done! I would like to donate to help re-supply the poop bags that used to be offered. Since they ‘ran out’ I have seen many many unattended poops in the park. I feel very grateful to use this park daily and I’m happy to joining in a regular ‘pick up old poop’ day.

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    • Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for your comments. Happy to know you love River Park as much as we do!

      Thank you for your offer to donate to the dog waste bags. We’re going to fundraise early in March 2016. Please watch for an update as we get closer to the date. We’ll be sure to post details on the website, FB and Twitter.

      For now, we’d love to have your help on any clean-up day effort in future. We happen to have one Saturday, November 14 from 10:30 to noon. If you’re able to join us, please swing by the table to sign in and meet some of our team. Hope to see you there!

      Cheers,
      Candice (on behalf of the off-leash advocacy team)

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