Distributed January 6, 2016 10:00 AM
Public input sought for dog off-leash area proposed for Nob Hill Park
The City of Nanaimo has received a petition and request from the residents of the Nob Hill neighbourhood to create a dog off-leash park in Nob Hill Park.
A Public Input Session regarding the proposed off-leash area will be held on Tuesday, January 19 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. An online survey is also available through the City website.
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- In an ongoing effort to revitalize Nob Hill Park, and keep parks current with community demand, the City is considering adding a dog off-leash area in Nob Hill Park if there is clear neighbourhood support.
- A Public Input Session for the proposed dog off-leash area in Nob Hill Park is scheduled for 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 19 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. An online survey is also available on the City website.
- If there is widespread support for the Nob Hill location, a trial dog off-leash area could be implemented for one year by the Parks and Recreation Commission. If not, the park will remain as it is with a picnic area, trail and playground facilities.
- Dog off-leash parks are specific locations where owners can exercise their dogs off-leash. Dogs must remain under their owner's control and owners must carry a leash with them at all times.
- There are currently twelve dog off-leash parks in Nanaimo. Most were introduced as one year pilot projects. After the one year pilot period, a public re-assessment was completed before the current off-leash parks were made permanent by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
- With the exception of designated off-leash areas and private property, all dogs must be on a leash in the City of Nanaimo.