Have your say on the future of leash free dog facilities

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City invites community to have their say on Leash Free Policy by August 27

Take the survey

Guelph, Ont., July 27, 2018–Guelph’s future leash free facilities is in the hands and paws of the community. Starting today until August 27, residents can provide comment on the Leash Free Policy, a document that will help create future leash free facilities.

“The goal of this policy is more than just putting a fence around a dog park,” says Heather Flaherty, general manager of Parks and Recreation for the City of Guelph. “We want to understand how everyone in our community, whether they own a dog or not, experiences our leash free areas.”

Interested community members can participate in online or in-person surveys that aim to:

  1. Understand how the whole community uses leash free areas
  2. Confirm common problems the community has with leash free areas
  3. Rank proposed solutions that can improve new spaces for everyone

Survey results will help create a draft leash free policy that the community can comment on this fall. The final draft Leash Free Policy will be presented to City Council in early 2019.

Media contact

Heather Flaherty, General Manager
Parks and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2664