City enforcing dog bylaws in Vernon parks

There have been a number of complaints regarding dog owners in Polson Park

Residents are being asked to keep their dogs out of Vernon parks that are not designated for dogs

The City of Vernon wants a tight leash placed on dogs,

Residents are being reminded that no dogs are allowed in city or regional parks, including Polson Park and Lakeview Park, on the beaches, or on the board walk at the rear of Polson Park unless the park is specifically signed as a dog park.

“Recently we have had a number of complaints regarding dog owners attending Polson Park, and being rude and obnoxious when approached by other park users who mention the regulation restricting dogs,” said Clint Kanester, bylaw enforcement manager.

“We would like to remind the public that you may be subject to a $50 to a $100 fine and may be banned from access to the park, if found in a park with your dog, when that park does not specifically allow dogs.”

Kanester says there are a number of accessible dog parks in the community.

“There is a park near Polson Park, above the hospital and across from Armoury Park, that allows dogs, and another one at the bottom of the DND grounds just above 15th Street, west of 32nd Avenue.”

Other locations to exercise dogs are:

• The Gray Canal trail (good for dogs on leash) – 1.2 kilometres north of BX Elementary School on Silver Star Road. Parking is on Blackcomb Way.

• BX Ranch Park – 1.5 kilometres easy on BX Rd. from the junction of 46th Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road.

• Marshall Field Park – 6601 Okanagan Landing Road along Vernon Creek

• Becker Park – behind Vernon Recreation Complex. Park in the curling club lot.

A full list of dog parks can be found at  www.vernon.ca/services/bylaw_enforcement/doc/dog_parks.pdf

 

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