Thank you to everyone who submitted comments and questions to staff regarding the fully fenced leash free dog park is coming to Joe Sams Park in Waterdown. Staff are currently reviewing the comments, and construction is estimated to be completed by late Fall/early winter 2020.
The site for the proposed dog park is located northerly adjacent to the eastern parking lot, as shown on the image above. This site meets many of the Leash Free Dog Parks Program Policy criteria, including park size, location, and provision of adequate parking. The proposed location within Joe Sam’s park will not compromise the programmed sports amenities or the natural heritage features. The addition of this new amenity will address a service gap for leash free dog parks in Flamborough.
The proposed dog park would be a fully fenced area, double gated entrances, and a separate area for small/elderly dogs. In addition, the perimeter of the dog park would be planted with dog friendly trees that would offer shade and buffer to this area. This amenity would allow residents the opportunity to exercise their dogs off-leash within a controlled environment without being in contravention of municipal by-laws.