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Sidney could let the dogs out in Resthaven Park

Municipality wants public input on plans for off-leash park on Sidney’s east side
Sidney proposes to build a fenced off-leash dog park in Resthaven Park, with two possible options for size. Residents have until Dec. 3 to answer an online survey. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney residents have until Dec. 3 to have their say on plans for a fenced off-leash dog park in Resthaven Park.

The municipality’s master parks plan published in 2018 identified such an area on Sidney’s east side as a top priority. Peter Grant Park on the west side, accessible from Reay Creek Park, is currently the town’s only off-leash park.

The municipality says Resthaven Park could be a suitable location because of its spaciousness and existing popularity with dog walkers. The fenced off-leash area would be located on the eastern side of the park, leaving space to support other amenities such as the children’s playground, ocean pathways and picnic areas.

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Proposed plans show two options for the size of the off-leash area, one covering roughly half of Resthaven Park, the other allowing the activity on roughly 75 to 80 per cent of the green space.

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