Tuesday, May 4, 2021 – A fenced-dog park is coming to Pond’s Park Corridor. Expressed as a desirable community amenity by many residents during the parks and trails master planning process, the District is seeking input on site enhancements as a park design is developed. This input period will also allow neighbours to express potential concerns so that they can be mitigated during the park design phase of the project.
Residents can provide input May 4-June 4, 2021 online at letstalk.sooke.ca/dogpark. For residents without computer access, please call 250.642.1634 to complete the community input form over the phone.
Pond’s Park Corridor, between Church Road and Townsend Road, is a centrally located 1-hectare (2.5 acre) park. Of that space, approximately .25 ha or ½ acre will be used for the dog park. The location was chosen as:
- it has exceptional drainage, minimizing construction costs;
- established trees by neighbouring properties, along with new plantings, will enhance the park space and help manage sound for neighbours;
- the park is on a well-connected trail network for those not needing to drive to the site and;
- for those who may drive to the site, parking improvements along Church Road on the park frontage can allow for up to twelve angled spaces.
The District is involving the public in the site design and also working with the Sooke Community Association who is generously providing both monetary and in-kind contributions to support the project. It is anticipated park design will be finalized early this summer with construction beginning before summer-end – working towards a park opening this fall.
To provide input and learn more about the project, visit letstalk.sooke.ca/dogpark.
District of Sooke Mayor, Maja Tait –
“During our parks and trails masters planning process, many residents expressed interest in a fenced dog park. With the master plan approved in October, it’s exciting to have this highly desired community amenity coming to fruition and to have residents involved in the site design.”
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
250.642.1634, ext. 678