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New off-leash dog compounds could be coming to these Delta parks

The city is currently gathering resident feedback on the 2021 budget
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The City of Delta could be spending around $300,000 to create a pair of off-leash fenced compounds

The City of Delta could soon resume public consultations on a pair of proposed off-leash dog parks.

A recent update to council from the parks and recreation department notes staff will soon undertake a public consultation process for dog off-leash containment areas at Mackie Park and Pebble Hill Park.

Those consultations are pending the city’s 2021 budget approval.

Consultations began last year, but ceased with the removal of funding when the COVID-19 pandemic compelled the city to revise its financial plan.

A 2020 report notes the city continues to see a strong desire in the community to develop full-service off-leash dog compounds in the two locations, including receiving resident petitions.

The two compounds would include separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, a water supply, agility elements, pathways, shade, seating and lighting for extended winter use.

Both locations would accommodate an off-leash compound without affecting other park uses, the report notes, recommending that funding for compounds at both locations at a cost of $150,000 each.