The City of Calgary Parks is constantly working to increase and improve off-leash areas in parks for citizens and their dogs to enjoy.
In 2011, the Off-leash Area Management Plan was developed to provide The City of Calgary with consistent, city-wide guidelines for operating off-leash areas.
Before additional off-leash areas and site changes can be implemented, public consultation needs to occur. Below are the off-leash areas currently under review for changes or new implementation.
Glengarry Park Revitalization and Proposed New Off-leash Area
The Glengarry - Killarney Community Association has recently been awarded a grant through Parks Foundation Calgary to develop a concept plan to improve Glengarry Park. The Glengarry Park Revitalization project has been initiated to create a space for all ages to enjoy, and to make it more inviting for the public.
A number of enhancements are proposed for the park, including new pathways, light fixtures, trees and benches. In addition to these enhancements, a fenced off-leash area is being proposed within the park (approximately 30 x 30 metres). Please note there is limited funding for the project and pending public engagement and approval from Calgary Parks, improvements will be implemented as funding becomes available.
Project update - December 2016
The feedback collected online and at the open house held in October has been compiled into a What We Heard report
. Calgary Parks is reviewing the report as part of the decision-making process. Everyone who signed up for the email distribution list on their feedback form will be notified of the outcome. If the proposed park improvements and off-leash area are approved, the next step will be determining cost and funding availability. The community and adjacent residents will be notified of any decision to proceed.
We hosted a public open house on October 17, 2016, at the Good Companions Activity Centre, to gather community input about the park enhancements and proposed fenced off-leash area. View the display boards
from the open house.
No decisions have been made about whether or not the off-leash area or park improvements will be implemented. The first step in the process is to gather feedback and gauge the level of community support.