ResolutionTHAT 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 SummaryThis 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.
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.