Updated: June 27, 2018
On January 16th, 2018, Regional Council approved Administrative Order 2017-013-OP to guide the decision making regarding the designation of off-leash areas within municipal parks. We invite you to review the staff report that accompanied the new Administrative Order.
Regional Council also directed staff to identify potential additional off-leash areas within the communities of Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, Spryfield and Dartmouth. Staff are currently undertaking this review.
A public information meetingwas held on June 25th at the East Dartmouth Community Centre, 50 Caledonia Road, Dartmouth to discuss the potential of developing a dedicated off-leash area within a portion of Don Bayer Park in Burnside, Dartmouth. Staff presented a concept plan (below) for discussion purposes. If you were unable to attend the meeting but would like to provide comment on the concept plan please feel free to reach out to Parks & Recreation staff (contact information below).
Don Bayer Park - Fact Sheet
The decision to designate a portion of a park as off-leash is subject to the approval of Regional Council. Staff will be providing a recommendation to Regional Council via a staff report following public consultation.
For further information, please contact:
Real Property Policy Coordinator, Parks and Recreation