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Have your say in the expansion of this Burnaby dog park

The City of Burnaby is asking dog owners and park users what they think about extending the boundaries of Barnet Marine Park.

One of Burnaby’s most popular off-leash dog parks could be expanded and off-leash restriction times dropped following a public consultation.

The City of Burnaby is asking dog-owners and park users alike to have their say in a survey online whether to expand the length of the off-leash dog zone at Barnet Marine Park to 920m - more than double the current length of 400m.

Offering stunning views of the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains, as well as having a large grassy off-leash area running along the waterfront, Barnet Marine Park is a popular choice for dog owners escaping the hustle and bustle of the city’s smaller off-leash dog areas.

Park users will also get a say in whether they think the current off-leash restriction times during the busy spring and summer months should be lifted.

Photo: City of Burnaby

During fall and winter, the off-leash zone is open during normal park hours but between May and September dogs are only allowed off-leash from dawn to 10am and 6pm to dusk on weekdays, with dogs only allowed to run free from dawn to 10am on weekends.

The City’s plans to extend the boundaries mean that, if approved, the off-leash zone could be extended much further to the west through the trails and wooded area from the popular dog beach, where pets can swim and run freely on the sand.

The consultation runs until August 31 and responses can be submitted on the City’s website.


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