Moody Park Dog Off-Leash Area
In 2018, a small/shy dog area was created in the Moody Park off-leash dog area on a trial basis. At the end of the trial period, a survey was conducted to gather input from park users.
Feedback indicated that the majority of respondents were in favor of creating a new small/shy dog off-leash dog area; however, many residents also expressed a need to create more flexibility within the off-leash area and the amount of space available. In order to test how a more flexible space might work, New Westminster Parks and Recreation will be installing a new a small/shy dog area where we will be piloting an optional separation gate. At users’ discretion, the optional separation gate may be open to create one large all-dog area or closed to create a separate small/shy dog area. All dogs can still enter at this entrance if the small dog area is not in use.
The pilot location was chosen due to:
1) Location of drinking station to remain available to all dogs.
2) Location of service / maintenance gate.
3) Avoiding conflict with existing trees and tree roots.
Queen's Park Dog Off-Leash Area
The Queen’s Park dog off-leash area has also been selected as a special study area to pilot an optional separation gate between the all-dog off-leash area and the small/shy dog off-leash area. At users’ discretion, the optional separation gate may be open to create one large, all-dog area or closed to create a separate small/shy dog area.
- Staff will be visiting the dog off-leash areas between August and October to collect feedback from dog owners.
Separable Area Rules
- Please keep the gate closed unless you are actively using both areas
- Remember to close the gate when you have finished using the space
- Please consult with other off-leash area users before opening the gate to make sure everyone using the space is comfortable
- Preference for the gate position (open or closed) is given to owners exclusively using the small/shy dog area