The City of Regina is currently reviewing city-owned locations that may be appropriate to build permanent off-leash areas. A report to Council will be provided in the fall of 2019 that will recommend the locations. It will be up to Council to determine which sites become off-leash areas.
Year-round Off-leash Dog Parks
The City of Regina offers two year round off-leash dog parks.
Cathy Lauritsen Memorial Off-Leash Dog Park, 2110 Forget Street
- This park is partially fenced and bordered by Wascana Creek. Parking is available on-site or on 13th Avenue.
Ross Industrial Off-Leash Dog Park, 624 Solomon Crescent
- This park is fully fenced and on-street parking is available.
Seasonal Off-leash Areas
Seven of Regina’s outdoor boarded rinks are used as seasonal off-leash areas for your dogs. Seasonal areas are open from May 1 to September 30 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. (on school days) and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (on non-school days).
- M. J. Coldwell Park, 115 Fairview Road
- Glencairn Park, 2626 Dewdney Avenue East
- Leslie Park, 3820 Victoria Avenue
- Mike Badham Park, 2606 Grant Road
- Rosemont School Park, 5310 4th Avenue
- Westhill, 8045 Kestral Drive
- Rochdale Park, 1127 N Arnason Street
Are dogs allowed in parks and open space?
Yes, dogs are allowed in all city parks if they are on a leash, wearing a current license and obeying the Regina Animal Bylaw including picking up after their pet. The Animal Bylaw also applies to the off leash dog park.
What maintenance is done in the permanent off-leash areas?
The parks are maintained by the City of Regina. Maintenance consists of mowing, scheduled garbage removal, snow removal to the gate and minor site repairs. We also look to users to help maintain and look after the space by picking up after themselves and their pets.
Why is Cathy Lauritsen not fenced on all sides?
The Cathy Lauritsen Off-Leash Dog Park is located within a floodplain. If fencing had been installed along the creek it would have needed to be set back approximately 100 feet from the creek side, and this would greatly reduce the dog park area. Fencing along the creek would also impede spring runoff and cause ice damming. For this reason, fencing has not been considered for this part of the park.
Has there been discussion about fencing off the creek at Cathy Lauritsen during winter months?
Using any type of barrier device to close off the creek side during winter months would have negative environmental impacts on the park. We recommend that during winter months when the creek is frozen that dog owners stay away from the creek or use at their own risk. Owners and their dogs are advised to stay off the ice due to thin ice concerns. All owners visiting off-leash areas are to have their dog under complete control by either physical or verbal means at all times, according to the Regina Animal Bylaw.
What do I do if my dog is attacked?
Dog owners are to use the off-leash park at their own risk. Unless you are able to get the contact information of the other dog owner and come to an agreement on who will be responsible for the vet bill, it is ultimately your responsibility. Dangerous dogs can be reported to the Regina Humane Society at 306-777-7700.
Do I need to clean up after my dog?
Poop n’ scoop is mandatory. Immediately dispose of any defecation caused by your dog. Failure to pick up after your dog may result in a fine.
Where can I park at the permanent dog parks?
At the Cathy Lauritsen, residents can park in the parking lot off of 13th Avenue, or on the street itself. At the Ross Industrial off-leash area, residents can only park on Solomon Crescent. As a reminder, dogs must be leashed at all times coming to and from any parked cars, for their safety and safety of other residents using the park.