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Request for Decision

Off-Leash Dog Park Update



Presented To: Community Services Committee
Presented: Monday, Apr 15, 2019
Report Date: Friday, Mar 29, 2019
Type: Managers' Reports



Signed By

Report Prepared By
Jeff Pafford
Director of Leisure Services
Digitally Signed Mar 29, 19

Health Impact Review
Jeff Pafford
Director of Leisure Services
Digitally Signed Mar 29, 19

Division Review
Jeff Pafford
Director of Leisure Services
Digitally Signed Mar 29, 19

Financial Implications
Jim Lister
Manager of Financial Planning and Budgeting
Digitally Signed Mar 29, 19

Recommended by the Department
Ian Wood
Interim General Manager of Community Development
Digitally Signed Mar 29, 19

Recommended by the C.A.O.
Ed Archer
Chief Administrative Officer
Digitally Signed Apr 2, 19

Resolution

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approves the site selection criteria and design guidelines for off-leash dog parks as outlined in the report entitled “Off-Leash Dog Park Update” from the General Manager of Community Development, presented at Community Services Committee meeting on April 15, 2019.

Relationship to the Strategic Plan / Health Impact Assessment

This report supports Council’s Strategic Plan in the area of Quality of Life and Place, specifically “Maintaining great public spaces to provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy.” It aligns with the Population Health Priorities of Play, Families, and Age Friendly in that dog parks provide residents opportunities to get outdoors with their pets and have them play in safe, social environments.

Report Summary

This report provides recommended site selection criteria and design guidelines for future dog park developments. The report will also identify a proposed location for the South End dog park. The report will also include potential locations for dog parks in the Donovan and New Sudbury neighbourhoods as requested by Council.

Financial Implications

Costs associated with the development of an off-leash dog park at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex site (including repurposing existing fencing and site restoration at Riverdale Playground) are estimated at $37,000 to be funded from the existing project balance of $7,100 and previous Leisure Services Capital accounts identified for park and playground development in the amount of $29,900.