Heather Park: proposed off-leash area

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Dog with ball, photo by Anna Dudkova

Share your thoughts about a new dog off-leash area (OLA) in Heather 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 Heather 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 Heather 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 Heather 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 Heather 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 Heather 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 Heather 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 Heather 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
Page last updated: 20 October 2021, 09:45