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.

 

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