Off-leash park just for small dogs being tested in Metro Vancouver

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Small dogs at play. New Westminster Record file photo.

The City of New Westminster has gone to the dogs – small ones.

It’s testing out an off-leash area in Simcoe Park that is just for small dogs.

The city is looking for feedback by taking a survey.

“New Westminster Parks and Recreation is looking for feedback as we test a small dog only off-leash area in Simcoe Park,” reads an online post. “This trial will take place within the existing off-leash dog area. The space will offer small dogs and their owners a place to feel safe and enjoy the benefits that existing users of off-leash dog enclosures currently receive.”

Map courtesy City of New Westminster

You can take the survey here.

Things to know about the trial period:

  • The small dog area is restricted to dogs under 25 pounds
  • Dog owners are responsible for determining the suitability of their dog for the small dog off-leash area
  • Dogs large and small are welcome in the main off-leash area
  • The trial period will run from October 1 through October 31, 2019
  • This survey will be open until the conclusion of the trial period
  • Decisions regarding a permanent off-leash area for small dogs will be made at the conclusion of the trial period