Upgrades to Mutrie Road Dog Park are nearly complete. Photo credit: Morning Star files

Mutrie Road Dog Park upgrades near completion

Improvements help access and convenience for park users

The upgrades for the popular Mutrie Road Dog Park are almost complete.

The construction security fence has come down around the Mutrie Road Dog Park and users are welcome to use the newly expanded parking lot.

Mike Macnabb, Electoral Area C Director, stated that, “The cold weather in December did not hold us off from completing the upgrades that the park users have asked for,” said Mike Macnabb, Electoral Area C director.

“I am pleased with the changes to this Electoral Area B and C park and look forward to the final touches. This is a very well used dog park and we are pleased to make it even easier and more pleasant to use.”

The parking lot has been expanded and now has 20 parking stalls on hard packed and sloped gravel to prevent pot holes and ponding water.

Each parking stall has a yellow wheel stop to help users know where to park. Note that parking is now perpendicular to Mutrie Road instead of parallel.

There is a new dog refuge area as you enter the park from the parking lot. This is intended to give dogs and their owners a chance to more calmly enter or exit the park one at a time and to provide refuge if needed for leashing and unleashing.

Only one tree had to be removed, which could not be replanted due to root rot. Relocating a bench and general cleanup of the area was also completed.

It is expected that due to the earlier work done on the drainage ditches along Mutrie Road that water ponding beside the parking lot will no longer occur.

The main walking paths were upgraded with six inches of a mulch material sourced from the RDNO’s Regional Yard Waste Composting Facility at the Greater Vernon Recycling and Disposal Facility.

It is expected that this material will help reduce the amount of mud in the park. Using this material shows how your yard waste is being put to work in the region.

Two vehicle gates have been added for use only by the park maintenance contractors. Park name, instruction signage and a notice board will be installed as soon as weather and time permits.

“The improvements to the parking lot will make a big different to access and convenience for park users,” said Bob Fleming, Electoral Area B director and RDNO board chair.

“We also hope to add more of the features the public has asked for including benches, trees, potable water, and a connection to other nearby walking trails.”

Park users are asked to continue to take the necessary precautions when using the park during inclement weather and outside of daylight hours (dusk to dawn).



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

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Aces aplenty at Vernon Golf Club

Local track has 14 recorded holes-in-one since April 30

Sad ending in case of missing Vernon senior

Body of Wayne Orser found floating in Okanagan Lake Tuesday, July 7

Vernon murder case back in court

Voir dire held for one of two accused in death of William Bartz in July 2017

North Okanagan district shifts attention to wildfire season

FireSmart, Grab-and-Go Bags and emergency planning among tips for wildfire preparedness

Vernon police deem car fire ‘suspicious’

A vehicle was fully involved last night on 24th Avenue, cause still unknown

84-year-old Okanagan resident finishes 12,000-piece puzzle

Willie Tribiger started the puzzle in 2013, completing it in six and a half years

LETTER: Keep your pooch on a leash

Hey there “responsible dog owner.” I would just like to say thank… Continue reading

LETTER: the cheapest and easiest way to save lives

We are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of a Coronavirus vaccine. So… Continue reading

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

Booze on beach extended through summer in Penticton

Pilot project will stay in place until Oct. 15

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Most Read