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Dog Park Survey

The City of Castlegar wants to learn more about people’s experiences sharing Millennium Park & Ponds with dogs and their guardians. The City is seeking input from those that use the dog parks, live nearby, or visit the Millennium Park & Ponds for other reasons. The goal is to understand how the park is functioning, both in spaces shared with dogs and other park users, as well as the dog parks themselves.

How can you get involved?

To ensure everyone has an opportunity to provide feedback, the survey is open from April 27 to May 24.

  • Complete the survey online, or
  • at City Hall during regular business hours

Take the Survey



    The City’s dog parks were envisioned through the Millennium Park Master Plan, which was part of the 2011 Official Community Plan engagement process. Millennium Park & Ponds is located at 220 5th Street and borders the west side of the Columbia River, running from 3rd Street to roughly 10th Street. The dog parks are in the south end of Millennium Park & Ponds and feature fenced off-leash areas and a separate beach off-leash area.

    Fenced Off-Leash Areas

    Off-leash only within the fenced area located at Millennium Park & Ponds and can be accessed via the parking lot on 5th Ave, between 6th and 7th Streets.

    • fenced area for large dogs
    • fenced area for small dogs
    • fenced area for dogs of all sizes
    • dog waste bags and waste disposal containers provided
    • dog water fountains
    • benches and picnic tables
    • park rules sign

    Beach Off-Leash Area

    A partially fenced beach off-leash area is located at Millennium Park & Ponds about 250 metres south of the parking lot located off 5th Ave, between 6th and 7th Streets.

    • separate, partially fenced, designated swim area (look for signs at the far south end of the park)
    • dog waste bags provided at the access gate
    • park rules sign

    Dog Park Rules

    Park rules are set in accordance with Parks Administration Bylaw 698:

    • All dogs must have current rabies and other vaccines as required by local law and wear a visible dog tag
    • please control your dog at all times: aggressive behaviour is not allowed; do not leave your dog unattended in the park
    • the dog park gate must be closed at all times
    • all dogs must be leashed when preparing to leave and once outside
    • 2 dog maximum per visitor
    • please clean up after your dog: deposit all litter in trash receptacles provided

    Not allowed in the park:

    • no unattended dogs: all dogs must be supervised by persons of at least 16 years of age
    • no sick dogs
    • no dogs in heat: all un-neutered male dogs must be closely supervised
    • no puppies under 4 months of age
    • no people food
    • no glass containers
    • no spike or choke collars

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