2016 Newsletters

Lots of off-leash news to share each month! Please let us know if you have any suggestions for content. Ideas can be emailed to riverparkoffleash@gmail.com. Thanks for your consideration.

December 2016
November 2016
October 2016

September 2016
August 2016
July 2016

June 2016
May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016
January 2016

The Rules of Off-leash Parks

In general, dogs and owners must follow the Responsible Pet Ownership Rules set out by The City of Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services. Here’s a quick summary that applies to us when we use the park:

  • Dogs must be licensed as of 3 months old
  • Dogs must be under control (even in off-leash areas) and capable of responding to voice, sound or sight commands (fines range from $50 to $100).
  • Owners and caregivers must have in their possession the suitable means to pick up their dogs faeces.
  • Owners and caregivers must pick up (fines range from $150 to $250).
  • The owner and caregiver must ensure a dog doesn’t bark, howl or make other noises that disturb people.
  • Chasing pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles (fines range from $50 to $200).
  • Causing damage or injury to another animal (fines range from $100 to $250).
  • Causing injuries to people (fines range from $100 to $1500).
  • Causing death to another animal (fines range from $500 to $1000).
  • Dogs must be on leash in parking lots.