Granville Park: proposed off-leash area

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Dog with one ear up, one down, photo by Pauline Loroy

Share your thoughts about a new dog off-leash area (OLA) in Granville Park.

The Park Board approved the People, Parks and Dogs (PPD) Strategy in 2017 to help deliver well-planned and designed parks that accommodate park users with and without dogs. Selection criteria in the strategy identified Granville Park as a suitable location for a new off-leash area.

Our next step is to hold a series of public engagements to help us learn from the community and design a safe and engaging park space for people with and without dogs.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. The survey for the first round of engagement is now closed and results will be posted in November.

Why Granville Park?

The People, Parks and Dogs Strategy identified the importance of providing off-leash areas (OLAs) within a 15 minute walk for most residents. OLAs at Heather and Granville Parks will increase access for dog off-leash activity in three priority neighbourhoods that are currently underserved. Both Granville and Heather Parks have suitable space and amenities that an off-leash area could be added while maintaining space for other activities.

The following criteria in the PPD strategy was used to identify Granville Park as a site for a new dog off-leash area:

  • Add new dog off-leash areas and prioritize under-served and densely populated neighbourhoods. (Kitsilano and Fairview identified as highest priority)
  • Provide access to Neighbourhood dog off-leash area within an approx. 15 minute walk of most residents
  • Provide a variety of dog off-leash areas
  • Compatibility with existing park uses

Share your thoughts about a new dog off-leash area (OLA) in Granville Park.

The Park Board approved the People, Parks and Dogs (PPD) Strategy in 2017 to help deliver well-planned and designed parks that accommodate park users with and without dogs. Selection criteria in the strategy identified Granville Park as a suitable location for a new off-leash area.

Our next step is to hold a series of public engagements to help us learn from the community and design a safe and engaging park space for people with and without dogs.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. The survey for the first round of engagement is now closed and results will be posted in November.

Why Granville Park?

The People, Parks and Dogs Strategy identified the importance of providing off-leash areas (OLAs) within a 15 minute walk for most residents. OLAs at Heather and Granville Parks will increase access for dog off-leash activity in three priority neighbourhoods that are currently underserved. Both Granville and Heather Parks have suitable space and amenities that an off-leash area could be added while maintaining space for other activities.

The following criteria in the PPD strategy was used to identify Granville Park as a site for a new dog off-leash area:

  • Add new dog off-leash areas and prioritize under-served and densely populated neighbourhoods. (Kitsilano and Fairview identified as highest priority)
  • Provide access to Neighbourhood dog off-leash area within an approx. 15 minute walk of most residents
  • Provide a variety of dog off-leash areas
  • Compatibility with existing park uses
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The People, Parks & Dogs Strategy (2017) identified both Kitsilano and Fairview as high priority neighbourhoods in need of new dog off-leash areas. Granville Park is well situated to serve these neighbourhoods and help reduce walking times to off-leash areas for many residents. The existing amenities and layout of Granville Park make it a suitable location for this new amenity.

    This survey will help us learn more about how you currently use Granville Park, and provide guidance on how to integrate an off-leash area to improve the park experience for everyone.


    Granville Park - east of Pine St. What we need your input on:


    • How people currently use Granville Park 
    • Information about dogs and owners
    • Potential amenities for an off-leash area
    • The type of surfacing preferred in the off-leash area
    • Anything else you want to tell us


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Page last updated: 20 October 2021, 10:00