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Parks and Open Space

Brenda Leipsic Dog Park

November 29, 2019 - We are happy to announce a partial opening of the Brenda Leipsic Dog Park.

While the park was initially scheduled to open in its entirety this fall, the grass is not adequately established and wouldn't yet withstand anticipated traffic.

Visitors can now enter the park via a temporary entrance off the Southwest Transit Park-and-Ride lot at the east end of Wilson Place, and are currently limited to the 1-hectare area within the wood fence.

We've left the larger area closed for now to give the new grass time to grow strong enough to survive many years of happy paws; we anticipate opening this larger area in late 2020. At that time, we will close the small area and begin rehabilitating and establishing its grass. We hope to open the full park in 2021.

Questions and Answers

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Why is the opening delayed?
When the ground in the new dog park was seeded, the City identified an issue with viability of the vegetation and recommended that the area not be subject to excited paws until at least 2020. Rather than delaying the project in its entirety, a small portion of the park is now open. We will open the currently closed area once the grass is adequately established (we estimate sometime in late 2020.) Once the larger area is open, we will close the small area and begin rehabilitating and establishing its grass. We hope to open the full park in 2021.
When will the full park open?
We plan to open the full park in 2021.
Can I still use the temporary area that was set up when construction began?
The area along Parker Street that was opened in 2016 (when construction began) is closed, and is no longer accessible.
I have an issue with the new temporary park. Who do I talk to?
Please call 311 will any concerns.

Last update: November 28, 2019
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