Experience an evening walk at a local off-leash park!

Join us as we take in an evening stroll at our local off-leash park! You do not need to have a dog for this meetup, you may just like to take a walk with us and our friendly dogs anyway! 

We will aim to walk around 3 km at a ... pace. We will do 2 loops of the 1.14 km trail and some added twists and turns in the bush. I know many of our members have dogs and this would be a great event to get to know them! (many members love dogs too and dont always get a chance to get out and have fun with them) 

(Above: Aslan (Sandy's dog) and Libby (Cindy's dog) enjoying Maple Grove)



We will meet at the off-leash dog park kiosk (starred above) and let the dogs play while we all arrive. You can park along the road, in a small parking lot by the kiosk or further along in another car park. There are signs along the 30 km/hr road to let you know where to park. 


The Plan:

5:30pm - meet near the off-leash dog park kiosk - hand out lanyards, do introductions of members and dogs while the dogs run around the field having a great time! 

5:45pm - start our walk around the park, varying our route on the second loop, walking along the river, through the woods and possibly visit the fenced in area so the dogs can play together and we can chat 

7:30pm - time to head home

*Sunset is around 8:30 pm


Please Bring:

• warm winter clothes (dress in layers)

• warm gloves or mittens, and a toque

• your Experience Manitoba lanyard (if you don't have one, you'll receive yours at this meetup) 

• camera (optional) 

• thermos of a hot beverage or water (optional) 

• snacks (optional)

• your people-friendly and dog-friendly dog  (optional)

• doggie bags/leash/treats/water for your dog (optional)

(Above: off-leash fun at Maple Grove)


Maple Grove Off Leash Dog Park obeys the Winnipeg "Fields for Fido" rules and by-laws:

Dog owners must be present and within view of their dogs at all times.

• Aggressive dogs are not allowed in off-leash areas.

• Dogs must be under voice control while off-leash.

• Dog owners must have a leash in hand at all times.

• Female dogs in heat are not allowed in off-leash areas.

• Holes dug by dogs must be filled by the dog owner.

• All feces must be picked up by the dog owner and removed or deposited in waste receptacles.

• All dogs must be licensed in accordance with the City of Winnipeg Pound By-Law


(Above: We love our dogs!)


When you RSVP for this meetup, you need to pay $3 by PayPal, which includes the meetup fee.  There is no activity fee for this event.  There is also no carpooling for this event, as it is within the city and accessible by bus or car.  If you need a ride, leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of this page and someone may offer you a ride. 


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(Above: Aslan, Sandy, Christine and Mandy the sheepdog having some off-leash fun!)


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  • Sandy H.

    I so needed that!Thank you ladies for a lovely evening walk - I really enjoyed showing off this park to you lovely ladies. The dogs were great fun - and we learned a new phrase: "Poop Karma" - when you pick up another dog's poop at the dog park because you'll probably accidentally miss a couple of your own dog's poops at some point.

    April 12, 2014

    • Sandy H.

      oooh... and the birds we could hear were Dark Eyed Juncos - I have just heard and spotted them in my back yard first time this spring :)

      April 12, 2014

    • josie b.

      I've had Juncos in my yard the whole winter!

      April 13, 2014

  • Ursula

    Sorry ladies, I can't make the walk. My granite for the kitchen was delivered today and everything was measured incorrectly. They say they will have it sorted out by tomorrow aft, but I'll believe it when I see it.

    April 10, 2014

    • Sandy H.

      Sorry to hear that Ursula, see yu next time x

      April 11, 2014

  • Chris R.

    I wish I could go but this is my last weekend for making perogies for Easter. Next time for sure because Brodi is getting anxious for going for our walks. Have fun all :)

    April 10, 2014

    • Sandy H.

      Look forward to seeing you and Brodi next time Chris :)

      April 11, 2014

  • josie b.

    Hi Sandy. Is this still on?? It is a long way to go for me and rushing to get there on time and if there are only 2 other people....??

    April 10, 2014

    • Sandy H.

      We are still on Josie :) Don't rush to the point where it takes the pleasure out of going, we can take a little stroll for 10 minutes and come back to the meeting place if you are going to be 10-15 minutes late - see you tonight :)

      1 · April 11, 2014

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