City Seeks Input on Off-Leash Park Hours

Published on: 2011/05/03 - in Releases

The City is considering a pilot project that would provide dog walkers with off-leash times – 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – at Oakridge, Castell, Snider and Patterson Parks and/or allow for a permanent, fenced off-leash enclosure in Oakridge Park.

“The intent of this site-specific pilot project is to provide improved access to the off-leash service across the City,” says Lanie Hurdle, Commissioner of Community Development Services.

A public meeting to review the potential amendments to the Off-Leash Dog Park Policy to allow the pilot project will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16 in the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour at 53 Yonge St. Comments on the proposed pilot project can also be submitted through the Your Opinion icon at www.cityofkingston.ca/offleash until May 31.

The City now has four permanent areas designated as off-leash dog parks: Rotary Park, MacLean Trail Park, Meadowbrook Park and the Memorial Centre.  A pilot off-leash dog park at Grass Creek Park remains in operation. These sites may be used by dog owners to allow their dogs to go off-leash at any time and are the only places in the City (besides private property) where dogs are now legally permitted to run free as long as their owners observe the posted rules and regulations.

The current Off-leash Dog Park Policy and Off-Leash Park Rules and Regulations are available for review at www.cityofkingston.ca/offleash.

Plan to get there by bus: www.cityofkingston.ca/tripplanner.

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