Heather 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 Heather Park will increase access for off-leash dog activities in two priority neighbourhoods that are currently underserved. Heather Park is large enough that a small, 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 Heather Park will increase access for off-leash dog activities in two priority neighbourhoods that are currently underserved. Heather Park is large enough that a small, 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.

*Note: the translation service on our website is hosted by Google Translate. As this is a third-party service, we cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of any translated content.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    In 2017, the People, Parks and Dogs Strategy identified areas of Vancouver that are underserved by off-leash areas (OLAs) and the six priority neighbourhoods that are most in need of new and renewed OLAs. Heather Park is located in an underserved area and would service two priority neighbourhoods, Fairview and Mount Pleasant. 

    Heather 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 Heather Park make it a suitable location for a fenced off-leash area. 

    The results from the first public engagement have directly informed the design concept. In this survey, we are seeking your input on the design concept to help us work toward a refined design that benefits all park users. Take a look at the round 2 engagement boards to see how your feedback from round 1 has taken shape.



    This online survey will be open April 27 to May 18.

    The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Before starting, please ensure that you are using an updated version of your browser (Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari). If you encounter any problems and are able to take a screenshot or video of the issue, please email offleash@vancouver.ca. If you would prefer an email, PDF, or paper version of the survey, please email offleash@vancouver.ca to request one.

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