WINNIPEG – The city’s off leash dog parks are over-used, and in need of some repair.
Those are some findings of an external study first requested by city councillors two years ago.
The 70 page document was posted on the city’s website Friday: it will be presented to a city committee next week.
The report says in some off leash parks grass has turned into mud, there isn’t enough parking and there are land drainage issues.
It also highlights areas of the city that are under-served by dog parks including parts of the North End.
The purpose of the study was to develop guidelines for dealing with off leash parks in the future.
Chris Funk brings his boxer Diesel to the the Charleswood dog park. It will be taken over by the extension of the William Clement parkway.
“I hope they keep some of the park,” said Funk, who lives close to the site.
Brian Mayes is the chair of the Protection and Community Services committee.
He said the city won’t be taking money from the road budget to spend on dog parks however does feel the guidelines have value.
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