Pop-up Dog Parks

The 2022 Pop-up Dog Parks pilot project has now ended.

Parks’ second Pop-up Dog Parks pilot season was even more successful than the first. The 2022 program ran from June 1 till September 6 and was expanded from 5 locations to 9: each open for 4 weeks versus 2 weeks in the 2021 program. Water dishes and benches were available and gates were improved.

The feedback we’ve received to date has been largely positive, though there has been some concern regarding loss of space for other park users, and noise and visual impact for some near-by residents. These comments have been added to the public input that will help to shape the People, Pets and Parks Strategy currently being developed.

You can still comment on the Pop-up Dog Parks, and other dog-related issues, by providing input on the People, Pets and Parks Strategy during future rounds of public engagement.

Group of dogs off leash running in a open grass field near a fence

2021 pilot project information

The 2021 summer pop-up dog park pilot project was approved by Council in May 2021. It ran from June 29 to September 7. An online survey was open for the duration of the 2021 pilot program. Check out the data collected from that survey [PDF - 3 MB].