2nd Off-Leash Dog Park

Currently we have one community off-leash dog park “Canine Commons” which was established in 2003 located on Industrial Parkway North. This park serves the whole community and is very popular with residents, and it is time that we establish a 2nd off-leash dog park.

Back in 2018 students from Regency Acres came before Council to advocate for establishing an off-leash park in the Highland Gate area.

Staff have since identified .35 hectares of land within the Highland Gate Development (HGD) that could potentially be developed into an off-leash park. The area identified is Block 166 within Phase 2 and at this time is proposed for a trail with pathway lighting.

The concept plan for the park includes a continuous trail through the park, enhanced buffer plantings along residential property lines to the south, fenced dog park including plantings and seating areas, with naturalized environmental protection lands to the north.

If Council approves that this land is to be established into an off-leash park, staff will work with HGD on the future park design and construction though Phase 2 of the subdivisionWell that has evolved into what is being presented today.

I would like to to thank the students and teachers from Regency Acres for bringing this concept to Council and staff, and being engaged in our community. #WorkingTogether #GettingThingsDone

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  1. Dear Tom,

    I have several concerns with this proposal, they are as follows:
    * no parking is available at this site
    * there is no trail access from Golf Links Rd as shown in the chart
    * there is a trail system in place but no access to it here
    * the trail under the road is actually an easement for golf carts to cross condo property
    * the other dog park is not in a residential area
    * better choices would be Shepard’s park or the Hallmark property
    * there has been no consultation with local residents to address their concerns

    You can call me if you wish to discuss this.

    President YRCC 692

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