Photo (left to right): Justin Keeler & Ty Kreutzer of Kootenay Canine Adventures; Paul Heywood, Manager Building and Bylaw Services; Mayor Lee Pratt; Councillor Wayne Price with Manny; Tony Hetu, Deputy Director of Public Works and Stacy Paulsen, Director of Recreation and Culture. City of Cranbrook photo.
Cranbrook, BC (April 27, 2022) – A second off-leash dog park is now open at Moir Centennial Athletic Park in Cranbrook, welcoming our many local four-legged friends after an official grand opening event early Wednesday afternoon.
Ongoing issues with animals using sports fields around the City is behind the addition of the Moir Park location to the available spaces where owners can let their dogs run free in a safe environment. This City-funded off-leash space compliments the Muriel Baxter Off-Leash Dog Park, which opened in 2016.
“It is great that as a City we have numerous options to get out and enjoy some very beautiful local park spaces. The addition of the Moir Park Off-Leash Dog Park provides another great option for our community members and visitors to enjoy some off-leash time with their dogs,” says Stacy Paulsen, Director of Recreation and Culture. “I believe that the Moir Park Off-Leash Dog Park will be a very welcomed and well used addition to our community.”
Users will find site maps at Moir Park showing green zones where dogs can be off-leash specifically in the fenced area. Yellow zones highlight areas around the sports playing surfaces where dogs are permitted but must be kept on leash. Red zones identify the sports playing surfaces were no dogs are permitted at any time.
“Kootenay Canine Adventures is thrilled about the new dog park at Moir that is dedicated to all the happy dogs & their devoted owners. This will offer our growing dog community another much needed area where dogs can run, play, and interact in a safe environment,” says Ty Kreutzer, of Kootenay Canine Adventures. “We are proud to collaborate with the City of Cranbrook in offering sustainable pick up solutions for dog waste at this park and throughout the city.”
It is important that the community remember that all sport fields including soccer pitches, baseball fields, playgrounds and other rec facilities are off limits to dogs at all times, under the rules found in the City’s Animal Control Bylaw. Fines of up to $100 are in place.