Karl Baker Off-Leash Park

View of Downtown from Karl Baker Off-Leash Park
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Location

Address: 2648 Toronto Crescent NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3W1

Opening hours: 05:00 until 23:00 daily

Car: There is no dedicated car park for the off-leash park, but you can find parking along Toronto Crescent NW.

Foot: You can access the off-leash area from anywhere along Toronto Crescent NW, or from the north end of 27 Street NW.

For an official map of the off-leash park, see here.

Accessibility and Terrain

Difficulty level: Moderate

Terrain: The park is composed of a large grassy field on the south side of the park, while the northern side is forested. The terrain is a mix of relatively flat and steep hillside.

Paths: There are several dirt paths that run through the park. These paths are not cleared during the winter; however, due to the large number of dog walkers who use the park, any new snow is usually trodden down within a day, which means that the park is always accessible (however, can be slippery if the snow has melted / refrozen, especially on the sections leading to and from Toronto Crescent NW).

Paths at Karl Baker Off-Leash Park
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Accessibility: This off-leash area is quite accessible due to its small size and wide paths, so would be suitable for strollers, wagons and wheelchairs. However, the incline up the hill to Toronto Crescent NW is quite steep.

Amenities: There are some bins located along Toronto Crescent NW, but no bins within the park itself.

Doggy Matters

Safety: There are a couple of safety matters to note. Firstly, the northern side of the dog park runs along Toronto Crescent NW. While this is a quite, residential road, note that there is no barrier or fence separating the park from the road. Therefore, if you dog has a tendency to dash off to chase squirrels, it is best to put them on a leash before you get to the path that runs next to the road.

Fetch: The large grassy field on the south side of the park is good for playing fetch in the early spring and summer (before the grass gets too long) and in the winter (if there is not too much snow).

Bins: There are a couple of bins located along Toronto Crescent NW.

Poop bags: There do not seem to be any poop bag dispensers, so you need to remember to bring your own (or ask to borrow one from fellow dog walkers, if you forgot yours, or ran out).

Personal Feedback

This is not the most exciting dog park if you are the kind of person who likes to go for long walks with their dog, or whose dogs like to roam. However, the park provides great views of the Downtown and does provide a good mix of terrain and features if you only have time for a shorter walk.

Path from Toronto Crescent NW to the forested section of Karl Baker Park
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