Delta needs an off-leash park

There is a group of like-minded, canine-handling Delta taxpayers who are communicating with the city regarding the opportunity to create off-leash dog parks.

This is not an alien idea because cities such as Richmond, Surrey, West Vancouver and Langley have created successful and cooperative installation of dog parks. The group is following appropriate processes to meet and discuss a plan.

We hope that the city sees the value in providing legally designated and securely fenced parks where dog owners and their pets can go to exercise. Exercise is necessary for the optimum health of both species and most dogs need more than the restriction of a four-foot leash.

The original attempts to have off-leash areas were a dismal failure because of their location and upkeep. They were unfenced, in busy traffic areas, a walk-through for residents and seeded with garbage.

It’s time to revisit the idea and make improvements.

The existing bylaws will still apply and higher/stiffer/stricter punishments are not necessary.

Donna Toews


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