Monday, February 22, 2010

New off-leash area in Calgary’s southeast

On Saturday, Feb. 20, The City opened a new off-leash area in Auburn Bay.

The off-leash area is fenced and occupies more than 10 acres along 52nd Street S.E. south of Marquis of Lorne Trail and includes benches, a garbage bin and a gravel parking lot.

The new off-leash area is in response to a growing demand in the southeast where facilities already enjoy popular use by Calgary’s many dog owners. Area development began in the fall of 2008 after negotiations with the province to lease the transportation utility corridor on a temporary basis.

There are currently more than 100,000 licensed dogs in the city and 138 off-leash areas within Calgary’s multi-use parks – from small community parks to larger regional parks. The area is a welcome addition for southwest dog owners.

For more information about The City’s off-leash areas, visit calgary.ca/parks.

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