Situated on the shores of Alpha Lake, this popular park contains the “Owl’s Nest” children’s play structure, a dock and sandy beach, volleyball court and tennis courts, along with picnic tables and BBQ stands. It is also the site of a community greenhouse and a special beach for dogs called “Arfa Park.”
Address: Off Lake Placid Rd, Whistler BC
Alpha Lake Park is located five kilometres south of Whistler Village in the Creekside neighbourhood and is accessible by car from Lake Placid Road or by biking or walking on the Valley Trail. A limited amount of parking is available.
- Volleyball and tennis courts (including pickleball lines) - rejuvenation project: resurfacing court. Expect a one-week closure in mid-May
- Basketball hoop
- “Owl’s Nest” children’s play structure and playground
- Swimming dock
- Picnic tables and barbecue stands (bring your own barbecue)
- Washroom and outdoor shower
- Canoe, kayak and standup paddleboard storage racks
- Community greenhouse
- Off-leash dog park “Arfa Park” and beach
- Slackline posts
Alpha Lake Park has a recently expanded dog park known as “Arfa Park”, which includes:
- a separate dock and swimming area for dogs
- an off-leash gravel area, as well as a sand pit for digging. The off-leash area is fenced and gated.
In addition to Alpha Lake Park, the following parks in Whistler have designated off-leash areas:
- Rainbow Park
- Lost Lake Park
- Bayly Park
Off-leash dogs must be in the owner’s control and remain in the off-leash area. Owners must have a leash visible, and leash dogs when entering and exiting off-leash areas. Any dog roaming in the municipality may be seized and impounded at the owner’s expense.
Learn more at whistler.ca/dogs.
Pick Up Protocol
Pick Up Protocol (PUP) Dog owners in Whistler can help turn their pet’s waste into high-quality soil, thanks to a pilot project in Alpha Lake Park and Bayly Park.
Pick Up Protocol (PUP) program provides special compostable dog waste bags, which dog owners can use to pick up their pet’s waste before disposing of them in a marked red PUP bin. The waste collected will be added to Whistler’s composting stream, rather than being shipped as garbage to the landfill. More