CITY: People, Parks and Pups Survey

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Share your input: Complete the online survey, provide feedback about specific parks, off-leash areas or other places on the Map tool, and contribute your ideas in the Forum.


Conversations with the community are underway to better plan and design parks and open spaces that meet the needs of all residents – including seniors, adults, children and dogs! With population growth and people living in smaller spaces, it’s important that we hear all perspectives (dog and non-dog owners) on how best to foster the health and wellbeing of all park users and promote responsible dog ownership.

The Parks & Recreation Department is seeking input from all residents to help develop a long-term strategy called People, Parks and Pups: A strategy for sharing parks and open space in New Westminster. The strategy will consider all points of view in planning, designing and maintaining space for dogs that respects a diversity of park uses.


Map of New Westminster’s Dog Off-Leash Areas

Phase 1 – Community Engagement Survey


The City of New Westminster is developing a strategy to guide the planning and design of dog off-leash areas in the city, to improve the safety and comfort for park visitors with and without dogs.

As part of our first round of public consultation, we want to know what you think about park space for people with and without dogs. Fill out this survey to tell us what’s important to you about dogs in New Westminster’s parks. Feedback from this survey will be used to help generate recommendations to guide the planning, design and management of dog off-leash areas in New Westminster.

Please fill this out by April 30th, 2021.