Did you know that in 2010 City Council adopted “that off-leash dog walking be formally recognized as a recreational activity that contributes to a healthy lifestyle and one that is worthy of support facilities and amenities”?
You have probably noticed many West-Side residents frequently use the underutilized Pierre Radisson Park as an informal dog walking facility. However, in an effort to enjoy a healthy lifestyle with their pets many of these residents drive to and from off-leash dog parks daily. Along with the environmental impact of more vehicles on the road, these trips add to the growing congestion the city streets face as the population of Saskatoon increases.
As of 2014, there are over 1000 licensed dogs in the communities of Westmount, Caswell Hill, Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Mount Royal.
In recent months a Dog Park Ambassador group of West-Side residents has committed to proposing a portion of Pierre Radisson Park be converted into an off-leash dog park. The desired space is a portion of the park between 31st St. West and 33rd St. West and will most likely be fenced.
Dog owner or not we welcome your support in making this proposal a success. Any questions or concerns can be sent to the Pierre Radisson Off-Leash User Group: pierreradissonOLRA@gmail.com