Parks, Forestry and Recreation is leading an interdivisional study to examine how the City’s Off-Leash Areas (OLAs) can be reimagined to better harmonize with existing park uses and provide a satisfying user experience. The study is a follow-up to the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan recommendation to develop criteria for improving existing dog off-leash areas.
The consultation process will happen in three phases and will involve City
staff, park users, dog owners, and the general public city-wide:
- Spring/Summer 2019: Build Understanding
Stakeholder meetings and an online survey, seeking feedback and presenting best practices.
- Summer/Fall 2019: Test Ideas
Stakeholder meetings and “Pup-up” consultations on eight local case studies.
- Fall/Winter 2019: Finalize Recommendations
Stakeholder meetings and a second online survey, seeking feedback on the recommendations.