The “Dogs in Open Spaces Strategy” was approved by the Community Services Committee on March 21, 2016 and Parks Operations was directed to develop an implementation plan by mid 2017. 

The implementation plan will include evaluating all current off leash areas, as well as establishing new processes for creating and decommissioning off leash areas.  While new processes are being established, applications for new off leash areas will not be accepted through the Dogs Off Leash Program.  Efforts will be focused on integrating the new planning, design and management guidelines into new off leash areas worked on as part of park plans, new developments, and neighbourhood redevelopments. This website will be updated with information on any changes to off leash areas and opportunities to get involved in the process.