Dog Off-leash Strategy

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We are looking for your input to update our Dog Off-Leash Strategy!

In 2012, the Parks, Recreation, and Culture (PRC) developed a 10-year strategy to guide decision-making on the planning and development of off-leash areas and supporting amenities for Surrey residents. Surrey’s urban dog population is growing, and a new plan is needed to reflect the growing population, changing demographics, and meet the demand for new and improved off-leash areas. The strategy will help guide decisions around locating, designing, maintaining, and funding new off-leash areas in the city for the next 10 years.

The updated Dog Off-leash Area Strategy will:

  • Work with the strategic direction, priorities, plans and policies of the City;
  • Analyze the current operational off-leash areas to understand what works well, and what doesn’t;
  • Account for changes in the City’s diverse communities;
  • Reflect trends, best practices and changing expectations related to parks & recreation;
  • Highlight public and stakeholder input in parks & recreation values, needs and expectations; and;
  • Create a framework to guide the implementation of dog off-leash areas over the next 10 years.




View the discussion guide to learn more


The discussion guide provides detail on what a dog off-leash strategy is, why it's been updated, why it's important, and what will happen next.






How to get involved

Complete the online survey.

Survey closes July 5.

Attend a community pop-up:

  • June 8 – Paw Play in the Park (Surrey Animal Resource Centre) – Dogwood Park (South Surrey); 9am – 1pm.
  • June 15 – Freedom Dog Off Leash Area (Fleetwood); 11am – 1pm.
  • June 20 – Newton Community Centre (Newton); 3:30 – 6:30pm
  • June 22 – Paw Play in the Park (Surrey Animal Resources Centre) – Forsyth Park (Whalley); 9am – 1pm.
  • July 1 – Canada Day Celebration - Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre (Cloverdale); 11am – 1pm.

dog standing in an open field with owner holding a leash

We are looking for your input to update our Dog Off-Leash Strategy!

In 2012, the Parks, Recreation, and Culture (PRC) developed a 10-year strategy to guide decision-making on the planning and development of off-leash areas and supporting amenities for Surrey residents. Surrey’s urban dog population is growing, and a new plan is needed to reflect the growing population, changing demographics, and meet the demand for new and improved off-leash areas. The strategy will help guide decisions around locating, designing, maintaining, and funding new off-leash areas in the city for the next 10 years.

The updated Dog Off-leash Area Strategy will:

  • Work with the strategic direction, priorities, plans and policies of the City;
  • Analyze the current operational off-leash areas to understand what works well, and what doesn’t;
  • Account for changes in the City’s diverse communities;
  • Reflect trends, best practices and changing expectations related to parks & recreation;
  • Highlight public and stakeholder input in parks & recreation values, needs and expectations; and;
  • Create a framework to guide the implementation of dog off-leash areas over the next 10 years.




View the discussion guide to learn more


The discussion guide provides detail on what a dog off-leash strategy is, why it's been updated, why it's important, and what will happen next.






How to get involved

Complete the online survey.

Survey closes July 5.

Attend a community pop-up:

  • June 8 – Paw Play in the Park (Surrey Animal Resource Centre) – Dogwood Park (South Surrey); 9am – 1pm.
  • June 15 – Freedom Dog Off Leash Area (Fleetwood); 11am – 1pm.
  • June 20 – Newton Community Centre (Newton); 3:30 – 6:30pm
  • June 22 – Paw Play in the Park (Surrey Animal Resources Centre) – Forsyth Park (Whalley); 9am – 1pm.
  • July 1 – Canada Day Celebration - Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre (Cloverdale); 11am – 1pm.
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Dog Off-leash Areas

24 days

As we kick-off the planning process, we want to learn what you want to see for the future of dog off-leash areas in the city. Tell us what you think. 

  • Where are new off-leash areas needed? 
  • Where are off-leash area improvements needed? 
  • Which is your favourite off-leash area and why?

Click on the 'Add Pin (+)' button in the menu, select a pin and drag it onto the map to provide feedback on the following questions. Be sure to include a comment.

Page last updated: 16 Jun 2024, 11:24 PM