We have an extensive network of parks that provide year-round recreation opportunities, including facilities for people with their dogs.
Like many North American cities, Vancouver’s dog population continues to rise and there is greater competition for the use of parks and public spaces. With population growth and increased density, we have identified the need for a comprehensive strategy for how parks can be used by people and dogs.
The Park Board approved the Dog off-leash area guidelines in 2012.
In spring 2016, the Park Board engaged a team of consultants, led by space2place design, to develop People, Parks, and Dogs, a strategy for sharing Vancouver's parks.
The comprehensive strategy will:
Tue, Sep 13, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Thu, Sep 15, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Sat, Sep 17, 10:00am–1:00pm
Wed, Sep 21, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Thu, Sep 29, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Sat, Oct 1, 10:00am–1:00pm
Tue, Oct 4, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Thu, Oct 6, 7:00pm–9:00pm
The Park Board is committed to engaging with a diverse range of park users – including dog owners, cyclists, persons with disabilities, children and youth, seniors, sport and environmental groups, and others – to gather input into a strategy for park use by people and dogs.
You will soon have several opportunities to learn more and provide feedback during People, Parks, and Dogs planning process.
Questions? Email: PeopleParksDogs@vancouver.ca