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Join Us for the Grand Opening Celebration of the New Ponoka Off-Leash Dog Park

The Town of Ponoka is excited to announce the grand opening celebration of the new Ponoka off-leash dog park. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the new dog park, which is located at 5609 49 Street (on the east side of 49 Street, south of 57 Avenue) across from the Town of Ponoka's Operations Department.

Get ready for an evening packed with fun for you and your pets!

Fully Fenced Park with Gated Access to the River

“The new dog park has been a popular new attraction in our community since it opened for use late last fall, said Town of Ponoka Mayor Kevin Ferguson. “I constantly see cars in the parking lot and people strolling along the trails in the new park with their dogs. I think the location is a big draw because the new park is located up on the river bank in the beautiful Battle River Valley, and is fully fenced but still offers gated access to the river,” he added. 

“In fact, the new dog park is such a fantastic new feature in our community that even my wife and I had to get a dog so we could also enjoy the new park,” said Mayor Ferguson.

He noted that the Town decided to wait until this spring to host the grand opening celebration in order to take advantage of warmer weather for the event, and to give the grass a better chance to grow before hosting a big public event at the new dog park.

Treats and Giveaways for Your Pet

The grand opening celebration will include:

  • Pet-friendly vendors;
  • Giveaways; and
  • Treats for your pets.

The new off-leash dog park features: 

  • Agility equipment for dogs; 
  • Sheltered seating areas with benches;
  • Fencing around the perimeter of the park with access to the Battle River;
  • A gravel walking trail that makes a loop around the park;
  • Fenced small dog area;
  • Waste receptacles; 
  • Double-gated entrances; 
  • Waste bag stations to pick up after your pet;
  • A paved parking lot with overflow parking available at the north trailhead of the Battle River Valley walking trail system located just north of the new park on 49 Street; and 
  • A walking trail extension that connects the new dog park with the north trailhead of the Battle River Valley trail system.

“I suspect the new dog park will start attracting visitors to our community as part of the growing interest in ‘doggy tourism’ where people take their dogs to other communities to explore new dog parks,” said Mayor Ferguson. 

For more information about Ponoka’s new off-leash dog park, please visit the Town of Ponoka website at