Why Granville Park?

    The People, Parks and Dogs Strategy identified the importance of providing off-leash areas (OLAs) within a 15-minute walk for most residents. An OLA at Granville Park will increase access for dog off-leash activity in two priority neighbourhoods that are currently underserved. Granville Park has suitable space and amenities that a fenced off-leash area could be added while maintaining space for other activities.

    Who is leading the project?

    The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is leading the project.

    How can I stay updated about the project?

    How can I get involved/receive future off-leash area updates?

    Sign up for email updates about dog related projects by selecting the tab "Email sign up for OLA updates" on the main Shape Your City page for this project.

    What are the priority neighborhoods for off-leash areas?

    In an effort to provide equitable distribution of OLAs within the city, the locations for new OLAs are determined based on the prioritization of underserved areas as defined in the strategy. Areas identified as highest priority based on combined assessments and ranked in order of priority by survey respondents were:

    • Kitsilano
    • Mount Pleasant
    • Downtown
    • West End
    • Grandview-Woodland
    • Fairview

    What is the People, Parks and Dogs Strategy?

    The People, Parks & Dogs Strategy (2017) provides a framework to deliver well-planned and designed parks with dog off-leash areas that ensure the comfort and safety of all park users with recommendations within four themes – access, design, stewardship and enforcement. Through mapping and analysis, the strategy identified six neighbourhoods considered deficient in dog off-leash areas. Through this strategy, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is committed to providing equitable access across the city and improving access to OLAs.

    Public engagement is an important part in implementing the recommendations of the strategy. Input from all park users will help to ensure the successful renewal of this well-used amenity, while supporting a safe and comfortable experience for all park users, with and without dogs.