News

Off-leash dog park proposal killed

A spark of hope for a new off-leash dog park in Kelowna was snuffed out earlier this week, when a city staff report cited high costs as a prohibitive measure.

At a March 28 meeting, city councillors asked staff to report back on the feasibility of using a portion of the future DeHart Park in the Mission as a temporary off-leash dog park.

When the report returned they learned that fencing the site, at the corner of Gordon Drive and DeHart, and various other work required to bring it up to snuff would cost $20,000, prompting council to back off from the idea.

“I asked council to take a look at it, and it’s expensive,” said Coun. Michele Rule, adding that it’s not worth pursuing.  As is, the Mission neighbourhood already has a number of parks.

There are six on-leash dog parks, and there are two off leash parks nearby.”

What Rule did want to learn more about, however, was whether plans to build a dog park in the Parkinson Recreation area were coming together.

That, she learned, wasn’t on city staff’s radar as there is no money allocated for off-leash dog parks in the city’s budget this year.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Minor football finals this weekend in Kamloops
 
Telemark hosts Teck B.C. Cup this weekend
 
Wanted man sought
Splash N Dash loved
 
Young Rossland skiers have great results at Midget Championships
 
Volunteers credited for GMC Cup event
Undefeated Caledonia Jr. Girls win zones
 
KIJHL: Brave battle follows missed Golden opportunity
 
Fernie skiers get results at Giant slalom races at Red Mountain

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.