Where to put the off-leash dog park

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Moose Jaw’s Terresa Dykes said she would pretty much drive anywhere in the community to offer her dog Mouse the chance to run free. She said the family pet has certainly enjoyed off-leash dog parks when available in other cities.

“We used to take him to the one in Regina, and he absolutely loved it,” she told the Times-Herald, adding in her opinion such a park would be a huge asset locally.

During Monday’s executive committee meeting, administration offered councillors and the mayor three potential locations for a new off-leash dog park. As part of the 2012-16 capital budget, the city is investing $72,000 towards developing such an outdoor canine facility in the Friendly City.

The first site under consideration is east of Ninth Avenue Northwest and south of the Trans Canada Highway. The second site is south of the 1500 block of High Street West, on the west end of Hamilton Flats. The third site is the former Wild Animal Park.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald, Trans Canada Highway

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Regina, Friendly Ninth Avenue Northwest High Street West Wild Animal Park

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  • nature enjoyer
    August 21, 2012 - 07:41

    Yes i can see an off leash park may be desirable for dog owners but let's NOT put it at the former Wild Animal Park - there are MANY of us that use that park [and the adjacent park] for biking/hiking and getting chased by dogs is NOT fun - incidentally - MOST people i see walking dogs in the old Wild Animal park are already off leash! I have been chased by dogs - whose owners cannot call them under control because they are 200 or more feet away, it's upsetting. Place the dog park in a place to be used for that purpose only - with an additional consideration need for a special park - where the dog droppings won't be an issue for other residents using the park for hiking/biking.