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July 4, 2016
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July 5, 2016

City of New Westminster tests off leash dog area for small dogs in Queen’s Park

New Westminster – The City of New Westminster has designated a portion of the Queen’s Park off-leash dog area as a test small dog off-leash area. A temporary fence and signage has been installed within the existing park to delineate the two areas. Small dogs are welcome on either side of the fence.

“We’ve had a lot of feedback from dog owners to provide designated off-leash areas for small dogs,” said Jay Young, Manager of Queen’s Park Arenex. “Because Queen’s Park is one of the largest off-leash dog areas and is centrally located in the city, we felt it would be an ideal testing ground for small dog owners to try out this summer.”

The test small dog off-leash area is restricted to dogs under 25 pounds; dog owners are responsible for determining the suitability of their dogs for the area. The test phase will run until September 2016, after which a more informed decision will be made on how to proceed with designated small dog off-leash areas.

Dog owners are encouraged to provide feedback on this test project through our online survey found on the New Westminster Parks and Recreation website at



Jay Young
Manager, Queen’s Park Arenex
New Westminster Park and Recreation