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.

“The PUPPY program teaches Calgarians that to maintain a healthy environment in our parks and green spaces, they need to clean up after their dogs,” said Kym McCulley, Parks Leader of Environmental and Education Initiatives. “There are over 120,000 dogs in the city. We love that Calgarians are so passionate about their pets; however it’s important to remember that dog waste is toxic and doesn’t simply wash away. To stop the spread of parasites and bacteria it’s crucial to pick up after your pet.”

For more information visit City of Calgary Parks or call 311.

PUPPY events take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • April 26 – River Park, 4500 14A Street SW
  • April 27 – Auburn Bay off-leash area, 55 Auburn Bay Drive SE
  • May 10 – Elliston Park off-leash area, 1827 68 Street SE
  • May 11 – Weaselhead Natural Area/North Glenmore Park, 66 Avenue and 37 Street SW
  • May 24 – Edgemont 0ff-leash area, 7530 Edgemont Blvd. NW
  • June 8 – Bowmont Park off-leash area, 85 Street NW (near the river)
  • June 21 – Skyview Springs Common NE
  • July 19 – Sue Higgins Park, Deerfoot Trail and Blackfoot Trail SE
  • Aug. 16 – Egerts Park, 151 THames Close NW
  • Sept. 14 – Nose Hill Park, Edgemont entrance to off-leash area
  • Sept. 28 – Edworthy Park, north entrance at 4075 Bowness Road NW
  • Oct. 4 – Tom Campbell’s Hill, entrance at 110 Hill Road NW
  • Oct. 18 – Beddington, 420 Bernard Mews NW