Fenced off-leash dog park gets support at open house – Edmonton

The city is still on the fence about fully enclosing the Lauderdale off-leash park, but people who attended an open house Thursday night appeared to give the option overwhelming support. 

The city is leaning towards putting some kind of fencing or barrier around the park in the Grand Trunk area but what it will look like is still up for debate. 

The dog owner who has been leading the charge for a fence says the open house was a step in the right direction. 

“I think the city has come a long way,”said Ken Zahara, who has chaired a committee pushing to build a fence around the area for the past two-and-a-half years. 

“Our big issue has always been the safety of the dogs.”

The off-leash park, one of the largest and most frequented in Edmonton, borders some busy roads, including 127th Avenue. 

Dog owners have been telling the city that their pets have been…

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