Granville Park proposed dog off-leash area

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In 2017, we approved the People, Parks and Dogs Strategy to help deliver carefully designed parks for people with and without dogs. The strategy identified the importance of providing off-leash areas (OLAs) within a 15-minute walk of most residents. An OLA at Granville Park will increase access for dog off-leash activities in two priority neighbourhoods that are currently underserved. Granville Park is large enough that a fenced off-leash area could be added with minimal impact to other activity spaces in the park.

In our first round of engagement, we heard from you on topics including park use and your likes and dislikes of fenced off-leash areas. Take a look at the engagement summary from round 1.

All of this valuable feedback from the first round of public engagement has helped us shape the design concept. In this second round of engagement, we’re seeking your input on the design concept to help us create a safe and engaging park space for everyone. Take a look at the round 2 engagement boards to see how your feedback has taken shape.

The survey for round 2 of public engagement will be open from April 27 to May 18. Take the survey below to let us know what you think.


The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation acknowledges, with respect, that our parks are located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

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In 2017, we approved the People, Parks and Dogs Strategy to help deliver carefully designed parks for people with and without dogs. The strategy identified the importance of providing off-leash areas (OLAs) within a 15-minute walk of most residents. An OLA at Granville Park will increase access for dog off-leash activities in two priority neighbourhoods that are currently underserved. Granville Park is large enough that a fenced off-leash area could be added with minimal impact to other activity spaces in the park.

In our first round of engagement, we heard from you on topics including park use and your likes and dislikes of fenced off-leash areas. Take a look at the engagement summary from round 1.

All of this valuable feedback from the first round of public engagement has helped us shape the design concept. In this second round of engagement, we’re seeking your input on the design concept to help us create a safe and engaging park space for everyone. Take a look at the round 2 engagement boards to see how your feedback has taken shape.

The survey for round 2 of public engagement will be open from April 27 to May 18. Take the survey below to let us know what you think.


The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation acknowledges, with respect, that our parks are located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Translations

The automatic translation tool* is available for: Traditional Chinese [繁體中文] Simplified Chinese [简体中文] Punjabi [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ], Filipino [Tagalog], Vietnamese [Tiếng Việt], French [Français], Korean [한국어], Japanese [日本語] and Spanish [Español] – please see the tool at the top-right of this page.

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  • Granville Park description

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    Granville Park is a unique and vibrant community space that effectively borders the Fairview, Kitsilano, and Shaughnessy neighborhoods. Pine Street divides the park into two distinct areas - west and east. The Granville Children’s Park is located west of Pine St. and has a long, linear, lawn with a small playground. The park area east of Pine St. has a large lawn that supports informal recreational activities.


  • Why Granville Park?

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

    The maps below show how much of the underserved area can be serviced by off-leash areas at both Granville and Heather Parks.




  • People, Parks and Dogs strategy

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    The People, Parks & Dogs Strategy (2017) provides a framework to deliver well-planned and designed parks with dog off-leash areas that ensure the comfort and safety of all park users with recommendations within four themes – access, design, stewardship and enforcement. Through mapping and analysis, the strategy identified six neighbourhoods considered deficient in dog off-leash areas. Through this strategy, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is committed to providing equitable access across the city and improving access to OLAs.

    Public engagement is an important part in implementing the recommendations of the strategy. Input from all park users will help to ensure the successful renewal of this well-used amenity, while supporting a safe and comfortable experience for all park users, with and without dogs.

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