Off-Leash Dog Parks

Aster the Dog at Rec Grounds

Rec Grounds Dog Park Open

The Recreation Grounds Off-Leash Dog Park is open. It is located near the baseball diamonds. 

Hawk Ave Dog Park Closed

There has been an increase in reporting of debris resurfacing at the Hawk Ave Off-Leash Dog Park. As previous attempts to undertake shallow excavation have not been successful, it was decided to close the dog park beginning June 13, 2023 until further notice.

The safety of all residents, including pets, is a priority.  

We are seeking expert advice on how best to mitigate this for the long term. We appreciate your understanding.

Dog Park Etiquette

To help everyone have an enjoyable time in the dog park please ensure that you and your pet adhere to the dog park rules and regulations:

  • No aggressive, sick, dogs in heat or puppies under five months
  • Dogs must be licensed and have up to date vaccinations
  • Carry a leash at all times
  • Keep your dog under voice and sight control at all times
  • Pick up waste and dispose of it immediately in the waste bins
  • Do not share water bowls to help prevent the spread of diseases

Should you witness or encounter an aggressive dog contact Municipal Enforcement at 403.762.1218 or submit an Action Request.


Not sure if your dog is ready for the park? Or are you a new pet owner and want to make sure you can identify nervous and stressful behaviours? Here are a few resources to help ensure you and your dog are off-leash park ready:


Annual pet licenses are required for dogs and cats in Banff. Licenses help us return lost pets to their owners. License fees are used to provide amenities like bag dispensers along trails, the off-leash dog park and the Banff animal shelter.

Map of the Off Leash Dog Park