July 3, 2018 10:51 am
Updated: July 4, 2018 10:23 am

Winnipeg looking at adding more off-leash dog parks

WATCH: The city's Protection and Community Parks Committee voted Tuesday in favour of spending $1.8 million over the next six years to add dog parks. Global's Amber McGuckin reports.

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The city is one step closer to getting more off-leash dog parks.

The city’s Protection and Community Parks Committee voted in favour of spending $1.8 million to add dog parks — $300,000 each year over the next six years.

Right now, there are 11 off-leash dog parks in Winnipeg. In November 2017, the city opened the Bonnycastle Dog Park downtown, which is a fenced, 0.12-hectare area on Assiniboine Avenue.

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The city will also look at sharing unused community centre hockey rinks that could be flipped in the summer months.

Executive Policy Committee and City Council will both be voting on this before it’s official.

This map on the City of Winnipeg website shows the current locations of off-leash dog parks.

City of Winnipeg website

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