People, Parks and Pups: A strategy for sharing parks and open space in New Westminster

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Phase 2 of Public Engagement is now underway!


Thank you to all who participated in the interactive Virtual Open House on September 29, 2021. You can review the PDF of the presentation boards and the video recording of the presentation session. This is the final phase of engagement to develop a long-term strategy for planning, designing and maintaining space for dogs in New Westminster that respects a diversity of park uses.


Learn about the key recommendations that were developed from the first phase of engagement, and share your feedback. Please take about 10 minutes to fill out the survey before October 28, 2021.



Project Update, August 2021: Phase 1 Engagement Summary Report is now available! Check out the summary of the engagement process, and the key themes we heard from participants. The report also includes the verbatim input we received through the survey, online forum, mapping tool and meeting notes.


introduction

Conversations with the community are underway to better plan and design parks and open spaces that meet the needs of all residents - including seniors, adults, children and dogs! With population growth and people living in smaller spaces, it’s important that we hear all perspectives (dog and non-dog owners) on how best to foster the health and wellbeing of all park users and promote responsible dog ownership.

The Parks & Recreation Department is seeking input from all residents to help develop a long-term strategy called People, Parks and Pups: A strategy for sharing parks and open space in New Westminster. The strategy will consider all points of view in planning, designing and maintaining space for dogs that respects a diversity of park uses.


WHY DO WE NEED A STRATEGY?

The People, Parks and Pups Strategy is an opportunity for the Parks & Recreation Department to hear from the community on how to successfully include more space for dogs into the existing parks and open space system in New Westminster. The goal of this project is to be proactive in planning and providing space for dogs, while balancing the many other (and often competing) recreational needs within our parks and opens spaces. Meeting the growing demand for dog off-leash areas in New Westminster requires conversations with a diverse community of park users to develop creative solutions.


How can I Engage?

Phase one of community engagement has now concluded. Thanks to everyone who shared their input!

Thank you to all who participated in the interactive Virtual Open House on April 8, 2021. You can review the PDF of the presentation boards and the video recording of the presentation session.


WHERE ARE NEW WESTMINSTER'S DOG OFF-LEASH AREAS?

Map of New Westminster's Dog Off-Leash Areas

Off-leash dog areas provide safe and secure spaces where dog owners can legally run their dog off-leash and are a valued service in urban settings. The City of New Westminster currently operates eight Dog Off-Leash Areas:

Downtown (temporary location), Hume Park, Moody Park, Quayside (temporary location), Queen's Park, Westburnco, West Side, Ryall Park.


Phase 2 of Public Engagement is now underway!


Thank you to all who participated in the interactive Virtual Open House on September 29, 2021. You can review the PDF of the presentation boards and the video recording of the presentation session. This is the final phase of engagement to develop a long-term strategy for planning, designing and maintaining space for dogs in New Westminster that respects a diversity of park uses.


Learn about the key recommendations that were developed from the first phase of engagement, and share your feedback. Please take about 10 minutes to fill out the survey before October 28, 2021.



Project Update, August 2021: Phase 1 Engagement Summary Report is now available! Check out the summary of the engagement process, and the key themes we heard from participants. The report also includes the verbatim input we received through the survey, online forum, mapping tool and meeting notes.


introduction

Conversations with the community are underway to better plan and design parks and open spaces that meet the needs of all residents - including seniors, adults, children and dogs! With population growth and people living in smaller spaces, it’s important that we hear all perspectives (dog and non-dog owners) on how best to foster the health and wellbeing of all park users and promote responsible dog ownership.

The Parks & Recreation Department is seeking input from all residents to help develop a long-term strategy called People, Parks and Pups: A strategy for sharing parks and open space in New Westminster. The strategy will consider all points of view in planning, designing and maintaining space for dogs that respects a diversity of park uses.


WHY DO WE NEED A STRATEGY?

The People, Parks and Pups Strategy is an opportunity for the Parks & Recreation Department to hear from the community on how to successfully include more space for dogs into the existing parks and open space system in New Westminster. The goal of this project is to be proactive in planning and providing space for dogs, while balancing the many other (and often competing) recreational needs within our parks and opens spaces. Meeting the growing demand for dog off-leash areas in New Westminster requires conversations with a diverse community of park users to develop creative solutions.


How can I Engage?

Phase one of community engagement has now concluded. Thanks to everyone who shared their input!

Thank you to all who participated in the interactive Virtual Open House on April 8, 2021. You can review the PDF of the presentation boards and the video recording of the presentation session.


WHERE ARE NEW WESTMINSTER'S DOG OFF-LEASH AREAS?

Map of New Westminster's Dog Off-Leash Areas

Off-leash dog areas provide safe and secure spaces where dog owners can legally run their dog off-leash and are a valued service in urban settings. The City of New Westminster currently operates eight Dog Off-Leash Areas:

Downtown (temporary location), Hume Park, Moody Park, Quayside (temporary location), Queen's Park, Westburnco, West Side, Ryall Park.

  • Introduction

    The City of New Westminster is developing a strategy to guide the planning and design of dog off-leash areas in the city, to improve the safety and comfort for park visitors with and without dogs.

    The input provided through Phase 1 Engagement has been used to inform the recommendations now being presented for feedback through Phase 2 Engagement. The input received through this second round of engagement will further inform the draft People Parks and Pups Strategy that will be presented to City Council for consideration at the end of 2021. We recommend you to review the video recording of the virtual open house prior to completing this survey.

    Please provide your feedback by taking this 10-minute survey before October 28, 2021.


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    Introduction

    The City of New Westminster is developing a strategy to guide the planning and design of dog off-leash areas in the city, to improve the safety and comfort for park visitors with and without dogs.

    As part of our first round of public consultation, we want to know what you think about park space for people with and without dogs. Fill out this survey to tell us what’s important to you about dogs in New Westminster’s parks. Feedback from this survey will be used to help generate recommendations to guide the planning, design and management of dog off-leash areas in New Westminster.

    Please fill this out by May 2, 2021.

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