REALTORS® serving Calgary and area


CREB Now Logo

Calgary's trusted source of real estate news, advice and statistics since 1983.


Stories Tagged - off leash

Calgary's Beltline area was chosen as the site of the most recent off-leash park after the City of Calgary identified almost 650 dogs licensed in the area. Photo by Michelle Hofer/For CREB®Now.

June 10, 2016 | Cody Stuart

City opens downtown off-leash park

New site opens at Cannaught Park

The City of Calgary has opened its first fenced inner-city off-leash area at Connaught Park.

"There are almost 650 dogs licensed in the Beltline, and during public engagement we identified a need for a safe and dedicated off-leash space in the area," says Doug Marter, development manager for Calgary Parks.

Connaught Park, located at 11th Street and 14 Avenue S.W., was selected for its central location and because it was originally designed as a multi-use park, said the City.

CALGARY, AB.; Nov 7, 2015 – Amy Malke and her schnauzer. at River Park. Story about whether off-leash dog parks can help build communities . (Michelle Hofer/Michelle Hofer Photography) For CREB – Jamie Zachary.

Nov. 30, 2015 | Caitlin Crawshaw

Home is where the dog park is

From Chaparral to Sage Hill, off-leash areas are becoming more common in Calgary neighbourhoods

A few years ago, Amy Malke bought her first place: a condo downtown, just two blocks from River Park. Although she didn't have a dog at the time, she'd often wander through the off-leash area and dream of having a pup of her own.

That dream was realized much sooner than she'd expected. Six months after moving in, she adopted her beloved Schnauzer, Maximus, from a colleague whose child was allergic. After that, she frequented the park daily — and not just for Max's enjoyment.

"One of my friends calls [the dog park] his third space. There's work, there's home and there's a third space — a place you go to every day or even a few times a week, that's not work or home," she said. "Some people have a coffee shop. Others have church. But for dog people, it's the dog park."


April 08, 2015 | CREBNow

To the dogs

Off-leash parks provide freedom for pets and sometimes consternation for owners

Calgarian Alex Middleton and his four-legged companion Captain are familiar faces at the Britannia Slopes off-leash dog park, typically frequenting the southwest area of the city two to three times a day.

It's a home away from home for the pair – a fact not lost on Middleton.

"The reason I moved to Elbow Park was to be closer to Britannia Slopes," he said.

Middleton and Captain are not alone. When making a move from their condo, accessibility to off-leash areas was also a huge selling feature for Terri and LiShelle Trembath in purchasing a home in the northwest community of Hawkwood.

April 25, 2014 | CREBNow

City gives the scoop on cleaning up after your pooch

A City of Calgary Parks program provides opportunities for residents to learn the importance of picking up after their pooch.

On April 26, the City will launch it's PUPPY (Pick Up Pooch's Poo Yourself) program at River Park. The program gives Calgarians a chance to learn about the importance of picking up and disposing of pet waste to ensure parks stay healthy and clean for everyone.

Connect With Us