Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Public Meeting for Off-Leash Dog Park - Thursday October 30, 2014

I know this is short notice - but the city is putting on a public meeting regarding a proposed off leash park in Halifax tomorrow night at the Halifax Forum if you want to have your voice heard - here is the press release they put out -

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – Residents are invited to attend a public consultation session on Thursday, Oct. 30, to discuss a proposed fenced-in off-leash dog park at the Halifax Mainland Common to replace the off-leash area at Africville Park.

Regional Council voted on June 24 to close the off-leash area at Africville Park as soon as a new site is identified and opened. Until that happens, the current site at Africville Park will remain an off-leash area. Councillors have asked that the new park be in place by the end of 2014.

At its Oct. 21 meeting, Council approved a staff recommendation to hold community consultation on a proposed fenced-in off-leash site southwest of the artificial turf fields at the Mainland Common. A photo of the proposed site is attached here and available online at

Residents can provide feedback at the public consultation session, which will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 30, at the Halifax Forum, 6209 Almon St., in the Maritime Hall building. For those unable to attend, feedback can be sent to Holly Richardson in Parks & Recreation at

For more information on municipal off-leash areas and the Off-Leash Parks Strategy, please visit

So if you want to stay up to date on whats going on - you should show up!

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