Temporary dog off leash use identified for Marshall Fields

February 19, 2019

On February 11, 2019, Council made a resolution to continue to suspend enforcement of the Animal Regulation and Animal Pound Bylaw #5252 in relation to dogs off leash at Marshall Fields. This resolution applies to the area hatched in yellow and marked OFF LEASH on the attached map.

The off leash area is between the playing fields and Vernon Creek and a portion of the east parking lot near the ball diamond. The off leash policy is in force until further notice.

Dogs are not permitted on the playing fields nor in the Disc Golf area north of Lakers Clubhouse. These areas are hatched in red on the attached map. Exclusion of dogs not in these areas will be enforced.

Finally, the ON LEASH areas include the paved Multi-Use Urban Trail that parallels Okanagan Landing Road, the parking lot at Lakers Clubhouse, the gravel paths that parallel Cummins Road, as well as a short connector trail from Lakeshore Road to the footbridge at the north end of the last pond of the Disc Golf course. Dog walkers are asked to observe these restrictions and ensure their dogs are kept on leash until they reach the off leash area.

The City has committed to public engagement, an environmental assessment and an assessment of the amenities at Marshall Fields to identify options for consideration of an off leash dog area in Marshall Fields.