The Lauritsen dog park was under water for weeks due to the spring melt and the flooding of Wascana Creek. (CBC)

With the City of Regina's off-leash dog park still reeling from floods, the city is making arrangements for pets and owners to temporarily go elsewhere.

The Cathy Lauritsen Memorial Off-Leash Dog Park has been under water since the spring melt and subsequent heavy rains in April, May and June. Wascana Creek has been slowly returning to normal, but there's still a lot of washed up debris in the park.

The soil remains saturated and the fence has been damaged by the force of the water, so for now the park will stay closed, the city said.

Instead, from July 11 to August 28, people can go to five temporary off-leash areas, located in boarded outdoor rinks.

The Lauritsen site will remain closed until it is safe to reopen to the public, the city says.  

The boarded rinks designated as off-leash parks opening next week are located in the following locations:  

  • M. J. Coldwell Park, 115 Fairview Rd.  (access off of Fairview Road)
  • Glencairn Park, 2626 E. Dewdney Ave. (access off MacKenzie Way and Brown Street)
  • Leslie Park, 3820 Victoria Ave. (corner of McTavish Street and Victoria Avenue)
  • Mike Badham Park, 2606 Grant Rd. (corner of Grant Road and Orchard Crescent)
  • Rosemont School Park, 5310 4th Ave. (corner of 4th Avenue and Grey Street)  

The city is asking dog owners to respect the temporary space and follow the guidelines posted at each location.