New dog park now open in the Hart

 

City of Prince George photo
City of Prince George photo

The city now has another fenced dog park.

Earlier this year, the city completed several upgrades to Cpl. Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park, including the addition of a fenced dog park – the first in the Hart.

The brand-new dog area comes complete with a pet waste station, and the city has updated the park with newly paved trails nearby and lighting to be installed later this year. On National Tree Day (September 27) students from Glenview Elementary School planted 10 new trees in the park with the assistance of city staff. Staff also erected a “thank you” sign on the site for sponsors and supporters of the skate park.

The park, featuring the first-ever skate park in the Hart neighbourhood, officially opened in September, 2016, and was a successful collaboration between the City of Prince George and the Hart Community Association, which had advocated for many years for park development in the Hart.

“This park is a great example of how a strong, well-led neighbourhood organization can work effectively with their local government to achieve great things for their community,” said City engineering assistant, Michael le Morvan, who managed the project. “We are pleased to be able to help to realize these goals for Hart residents and dog owners.”

Cpl. Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park was renamed in 2011 in memory of Prince George-raised Cpl. Fitzpatrick, who was killed during a mission in Afghanistan, and to honour all of Canada’s soldiers.

The budget for the park upgrades is $200,000.