Revelstoke dog park advocates organize

A group of dog owners want to create a fenced dog park somewhere in Revelstoke. They met for the first time on April 14 to discuss options.

A dog plays on the field at Centennial Park in this file photo. Organizers interested in creating a fenced dog park somewhere in Revelstoke met for the first time last week to discuss options.

IN BRIEF: Proponents for the creation of a fenced, off-leash dog park in Revelstoke gathered for an innaugural meeting on April 14, where they discussed first steps. Off-leash dog parks are common in municipalities across B.C. Owners favour them for the meeting, socializing and exercise opportunity they create for dogs, and their owners. Typically, they are a gated, fenced area with provisions like garbage cans and dog poo bags. Some are smaller, neighbourhood-park sized facilities, while others are quite large. The group’s de facto leader is Jenn Howe, who led the discussion for the dozen or so people in attendance. They plan to form a society to act as a tool that can raise funds to see the project through. No definitive plans were made. Instead, there was a wide ranging conversation that asked questions such as: Where should it go? How much does fencing cost? What kind of fencing is appropriate? What grant opportunities are available? What fundraising opportunities exist? Who will ultimately own the park and how will insurance work? What is the procedure for working with the City of Revelstoke on the proposal? How should we form the organizing committee? For now, the group is organizing through the Facebook group Revelstoke Dog Park. Contact the group there to get involved.

 

Just Posted

Revelstoke Acrobats bring home nine medals

Gymnastics club leaps to success on trampoline and double mini trampoline

Clovechok speaks to government remembering Field derailment victims

Doug Clovechok, Revelstoke’s MLA, spoke at the legislature today about the derailment… Continue reading

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Columbia Basin Trust offering grants for Community Outdoor Revitalization

Whether it’s a downtown core, plaza or waterfront, outdoor public spaces help… Continue reading

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

Crash closes highway between Vernon and Lumby

Traffic being routed around the scene

Level nightclub will be closing

Three cougar sightings in Central Okanagan

Two cougars have been reported in Lake Country

Vehicle located in 2018 Shuswap abduction attempt

Chase RCMP say car used has since been sold, suspect still at large

We like it! Readers support the shift in Family Day dates

Readers support the date switch, while Ski Resorts may not

Cougar ‘living’ next door to Okanagan elementary school

Conservation Office has been alerted and monitoring large cat

Dog dies in Kamloops RV fire

According to a fundraiser posted on social media, the cause of the fire was electrical

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

Most Read