Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nanaimo Dog Parks

More Places For Rover to Romp

The Parks and Rec Commission have approve staff's recommendations which will see some changes to the number of places in the city where Rover can Run without the being constrained by a leash.

Approval has been given to making the off leash park at St. George's Ravine and Invermere Beach permanent after a successful pilot project during 2011.

Four new pilot sites have been given the nod for 2012 which include the forested area adjacent May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park, an area beside the Northfield Road tourist kiosk, Gallows Point on Protection Island and finally Wardropper Park.

Staff have also recommended a change at Colliery Dam site which would see the upper dam loop be off-leash from dawn to dusk and the lower dam loop and other park areas would still require the use of leashes.

With over 8,000 Nanaimo residents having licensed dogs, the majority of which are exercised outdoors, there has been an increase in the number of dogs in parks  making enforcement of good park etiquette an issue being addressed to avoid conflict with dog owners and other users of the parks.



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