City of Vernon provides off-, on-leash dog-walking guidance map

Marshall Field has areas where you can and can’t walk dogs off-leash

For those who need a visual reminder where you can and can’t walk dogs off-leash at Marshall Field, the City of Vernon has provided a map.

City council made a resolution earlier this month to continue to suspend enforcement of Animal Regulation and Animal Pound Bylaw #5252 in relation to dogs off-leash at Marshall Field. This resolution applies to the area hatched in yellow and marked OFF-LEASH on the attached map.

The off-leash area is between the playing fields and Vernon Creek and includes the parking lot at Lakers Clubhouse and a portion of the east parking lot near the ball diamond. The off-leash policy is in force until further notice.

RELATED: City temporarily suspends off-leash enforcement at Vernon park

Dogs are not permitted on the playing fields nor in the Disc Golf area north of Lakers Clubhouse. These areas are hatched in red on the attached map. Exclusion of dogs not in these areas will be enforced.

Finally, the ON-LEASH areas include the paved multi-use urban trail that parallels Okanagan Landing Road, the gravel paths that parallel Cummins Road, as well as a short connector trail From Lakeshore Road to the footbridge at the north end of the last pond of the Disc Golf course.

RELATED: Dog owners call for off-leash area at popular Vernon sports facility

Dog walkers are asked to observe these restrictions and ensure their dogs are kept on leash until they reach the off leash area.

“The city has committed to public engagement, an environmental assessment and an assessment of the amenities at Marshall Fields to identify options for consideration of an off-leash dog area in Marshall Field,” said city communications officer Nick Nilsen.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Over Zoom, Armstrong council seeks new meeting space

BRIEFS: Centennial Auditorium under consideration as council looks to resume open meetings

Fundraiser launched for Enderby drive-in

Vernon resident seeks to raise $20K to save Starlight Drive-In

Duck nests at Vernon drive-thru

Mother has hatched four ducklings just inches from the steady stream of vehicles

North and Central Okanagan on flood watch

Kalamalka Lake users are asked to take measure to reduce the risk… Continue reading

VIDEO: Flowers stolen from Vernon distillery

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery captured surveillance footage of the thief in a black car

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

Central Okanagan schools ready to welcome students back

Students are set to go back to school next Monday, June 1

Houseboat company partly owned by Shuswap MLA withdraws controversial ad

The ad welcomed houseboaters from other provinces, contradicting anti COVID-19 measures.

Squabble between campers in North Shuswap leads to bear spraying

An argument over late night partying escalated into a fight which led to one person being sprayed

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

Penticton may soon allow drinking alcohol in some public places

Trying to inconspicuously drink on the beach could become a thing of the past

Unique ‘the Wedge’ development makes way back to Kelowna council

Council initially deferred its decision on the project in March

Most Read