Off-leash Area Management Plan until Dec. 8, 2010.
This administrative document aims to provide consistent, city-wide policies and procedures for the management of current and future off-leash areas. The draft management plan is based on public input gathered in 2008 and 2009 by Animal & Bylaw Services and Parks, current policies and the best practices of other municipalities.
The draft plan can be found online at: www.calgary.ca/offleash. A link to a feedback form is also on this web site.
In January 2011, a summary of the public input will be posted on the calgary.ca/offleash web site. Public input on the draft Off-leash Area Management Plan will be considered in the second draft, which will be presented to Council's Standing Policy Committee on Community & Protective Services in January 2011.
The City of Calgary operates 150 off-leash areas in our multi-use parks, far more than any other major North American city identified to date. The City of Calgary’s current off-leash area space, accounts for approximately 17 per cent of our entire parkland inventory. The total area of these 150 off-leash areas equals almost 1,600 CFL-sized football fields.