Trial period for dogs on-leash in Polson Park

Dogs will be allowed in Polson Park on-leash starting this week as part of a two year pilot running until Fall 2019. The City of Vernon will be installing five bag dispensers and new signage this week. In the spring, the drinking fountain by the pavilion will be upgraded to include a pedestal that both people and pets can use.

Starting in late November, residents will be able to provide their comments related to the trial at Engage Vernon (www.engagevernon.ca). Over the next two years, the City will monitor the comments and will use that feedback to determine the future of the program at the end of the trial in 2019. We encourage you to provide your feedback.

The City of Vernon would like to encourage dog owners to use the new bag dispensers installed throughout the park to clean up after their dog. Used bags should go into one of the eighteen garbage cans throughout the park. The garbage collection for this park is twice a week in the winter months and daily in the summer months.

Please remember to clean up after your dog!

Dog Parks in Greater Vernon

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Residents and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of local off-leash parks in Greater Vernon.

Look for signs, bag dispensers and receptacles at each dog park.

In Greater Vernon’s mixed use parks that permit dogs, such as Marshall Fields, dog owners are asked to keep their dogs on-leash.

“It is about ensuring the safety of all users, while balancing the recreational needs of the community.”

Please enjoy your visit to the dog park:

  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Keep dogs under control at all times.
  • Clean up after your dog immediately, and dispose of waste properly.

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