Dog parks & beaches

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Starting in 2016, we launched a public consultation process to inform a long-term dog park management plan. Data obtained from a statistically valid survey, online feedback and discovery sessions held at proposed locations provided insight regarding public opinion to inform decisions regarding off-leash and on-leash areas.

Results

In addition to the off-leash dog park at Cedar Creek, three new off-leash dog beaches are now available to the public:

  • Poplar Point Drive beach access located near the entrance to Knox Mountain Park
  • Downtown Sails on Bernard Avenue as a cooling off beach
  • Lake Avenue beach access

Residents were invited to provide feedback on their experience at the dog beach and weigh in to help Council make a decision about the long-term future of Lake Avenue beach access as a dog beach.

Cedar Avenue beach access was also considered, and will be brought back to Council after staff further investigate how an off-leash area would work into the comprehensive plans for the Pandosy Waterfront.

Munson Pond Park was reviewed as part of the public engagement but not recommended by City staff due to potential environmental impact.

Starting in 2016, we launched a public consultation process to inform a long-term dog park management plan. Data obtained from a statistically valid survey, online feedback and discovery sessions held at proposed locations provided insight regarding public opinion to inform decisions regarding off-leash and on-leash areas.

Results

In addition to the off-leash dog park at Cedar Creek, three new off-leash dog beaches are now available to the public:

  • Poplar Point Drive beach access located near the entrance to Knox Mountain Park
  • Downtown Sails on Bernard Avenue as a cooling off beach
  • Lake Avenue beach access

Residents were invited to provide feedback on their experience at the dog beach and weigh in to help Council make a decision about the long-term future of Lake Avenue beach access as a dog beach.

Cedar Avenue beach access was also considered, and will be brought back to Council after staff further investigate how an off-leash area would work into the comprehensive plans for the Pandosy Waterfront.

Munson Pond Park was reviewed as part of the public engagement but not recommended by City staff due to potential environmental impact.