Southridge dog park ready to go

a black dog laying down with a green ball in a fenced in dog park with wood chips
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Prince George, BC – The City of Prince George is pleased to announce that the new off-leash dog park in College Heights is now complete and open to the public.

Line painting in the parking lot is taking place this week, but people and their furry friends can start utilizing the space.

The dog park, which was announced in April, is located adjacent to the existing community ice rink on Southridge Avenue between St. Anthony Crescent and Dakelh Ti. This spot was identified as it is City land, has off-street parking, and is in a centralized location.

The City’s Civic Operations team repurposed the area between the existing parking lot and the outdoor rink. Construction included general utility and earthworks, final surface grading, fence and amenity installation including new signage, bench, haul all garbage container and dog bag dispenser.

The dog park features engineered wood fiber chips specifically made for dog park surfaces that knit together to avoid splinters and sharp edges. These non-toxic wood bark chips help to reduce mud puddles, craters and dust and dirt in a dog park.

Residents are reminded of the pet park regulations:

  • Dogs must remain under the owner's control and supervision.
  • With the exception of designated off-leash park areas, all pets must be on a leash when in public.
  • Owners must carry a leash with them at all times.
  • Please use the pet waste stations.
  • Please observe pet etiquette rules and all other rules and regulations when visiting a park with pets.

For more information on off-leash parks see the City’s webpage here: Pets & Off-Leash Areas | City of Prince George.

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Media contact
Claire Thwaites, senior communications advisor
City of Prince George
Mobile: 778-349-1386
Email: media@princegeorge.ca