Small dogs need their own space, Delta council told

Ladner could be getting another off-leash dog park.

Resident Joan Scabar recently asked city hall to repurpose an area adjacent to the Hawthorne Park tennis courts so small dogs could run off-leash.

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Saying the grassed area has not really been looked after and is rather sparse, she noted in a letter to Delta council all that would be needed is fencing on two sides and a gate. A windscreen installed on the side of the existing tennis court fence could act as an additional separation, she said. Scabar said she has rarely seen anyone on the site.

“I have spoken to many of the people I have met while walking my dog and all feel it would be a great idea to have that area for small dogs. Some of them are scared by larger dogs so it would be safer and far more comfortable for them to play and exercise,” she wrote.

The request has been forwarded to Delta’s parks, recreation and culture commission.

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