Three Mile Bend Recreation Area - Off Leash Park

Three Mile Bend Recreation Area is a 55 hectare natural area that caters to a variety of outdoor activities. It is located on the North Bank Trail adjacent to the Red Deer River.
three happy dogs playing at Three Mile Bend

Three Mile Bend is located on 76 Street, accessed from Riverside Drive. 

The site includes:

  • canoeing ponds
  • canoe / kayak boardwalk
  • picnic area
  • remote control car track
  • freestyle ski jump
  • off leash dog area
  • trails

The pond is cleaned by a floating solar-powered mechanism called a SolarBee. This low-maintenance green technology uses no grid-power and no chemicals, and has an approximate life span of 25 years.

Dog Park Requirements

Dogs must

  • have current license
  • not chase wildlife
  • interact well with other dogs and dog owners
  • come immediately when called

Dog owners must

  • keep dog on leash until inside the fenced area
  • have a leash in possession at all times
  • keep dog within sight and under verbal control at all times

Dog Park Etiquette

In addition to the above requirements, dog owners are asked to keep their dog's vaccinations updated, clean up after their dogs, and fill any holes the dog may dig. Please remove dogs from the area if there are signs of aggression.


For more information, contact The City's Parks & Public Works department at 403-342-8238 or