Dogs in Parks
Parks are a popular place to take man's best friend and dogs are welcome ON LEASH in most of Penticton's parks. We also offer several off leash dog parks. Please remember to enjoy our parks and green spaces responsibly; be courteous, keep your dog leashed, pick up after them, and muzzle them if necessary.
Doggy clean-up bag dispensers and waste receptacles are located throughout Penticton's parks and along many walking trails. Remember that some people do not want your dog approaching them while they are enjoying the park, so please keep your dog on leash and under control at all times.
Dogs are not allowed on Sports Fields, Cemeteries, Beaches (except where designated), School property or near Children's Playgrounds.
OFF LEASH AREAS
Located in the old SPCA Dog Run beside the City Public Works Yards on Dartmouth Road. This is a fully-fenced off leash area offers a large dog area as well as a fully fenced small dog area.
Water Treatment Plant – 2088 Penticton Avenue
This fully fenced area is behind the Water Treatment Plant, and can be accessed via the pathway along Penticton Creek. Parking available 6am-5:30pm daily at the small lot outside of the Water Treatment Plant. Follow the pathway along the Creek to the off-leash area. In consideration of others please keep dogs on-leash until you are inside the designated off-leash area.
Ellis Creek Park – 100 Industrial Avenue West
This fully-fenced area is at the west end of Industrial Avenue along Ellis Creek Park, located beside Ellis Creek at Industrial Place.
OFF LEASH BEACHES
Okanagan Lake Park Dog Beach - 45 Lakeshore Drive East
Off leash only area only inside the fenced beach area (note that dogs must be on-leash until inside the fenced off-leash area). This beach is located at Okanagan Lake Park
Three Mile Beach – 802 Three Mile Road (boating beach only)
The South Beach area (boating) is the off-leash beach area for dogs. Dog are note alloed on the swimming beach.
Skaha Lake on Lakeside Road - 4851 Lakeside Road
Located on Lakeside Road, 3km south of the Skaha Marina, a fully fenced off leash beach area for dogs to enjoy Skaha Lake.
BYLAW NO. 2011-04
*Dogs must be secured on a leash and be under control at all times.
*Owners must pick-up after their dog.
*Dangerous or aggressive dogs are not allowed in any park at any time.
Parks Department (250) 490-2500 firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Control (250) 492-3801
For more information, download the pamphlet: Dogs in Parks [PDF - 1.5 MB]