Off-Leash Dog Parks in Sparwood!

Currently, no animals, including dogs and cats, may run at-large in the District of Sparwood. With direction from Council, District of Sparwood Staff are exploring the option of creating one or more off-leash dog parks in Sparwood to provide an area for dog owners to let their dogs off-leash. We have created a survey for residents to complete so we can gather input about off-leash park(s) in Sparwood.

The off-leash dog park survey is now closed. Stay tuned for updates on this project.

Why do we need off-leash dog park(s)?
Off-leash dog parks would provide dog owners with specific areas to let their dogs go off-leash safely and socially. This will benefit not only dog owners, who currently have no permitted area to let their dogs off-leash, but also the wider public, as the bylaw requiring dogs to be leashed is not always followed. Having a specific area for off-leash dogs would guide dog owners to this space, rather than utilize areas of Sparwood which are not permitted to have dogs off-leash.

Where will the off-leash dog park(s) go?
The location of the dog park(s) will be determined over the next year. The first step is determining what concerns residents may have about any future dog park(s), what location preferences residents have, and what types of features dog park users are looking for.

What are the current rules for off-leash dogs in the District of Sparwood?
No animals, including cats and dogs, may run at large in the District of Sparwood. If your pet is off your property, it must be on a leash and led by a competent person. Failure to comply may result in a fine of $100