Amend the Bowmont Park Improvement Plan's recommendations to ensure fair, reasonable & safe off-leash access
  • Petitioned Varsity Community Association

This petition was delivered to:

Varsity Community Association
Alderman, City of Calgary
Ald. Dale Hodges

Amend the Bowmont Park Improvement Plan's recommendations to ensure fair, reasonable & safe off-leash access

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      East Bowmont Park Development Off Leash

While many elements of the Bowmont Improvement Plan are positive, the off-leash recommendations would significantly restrict access and use in East Bowmont Park.

In particular, the Plan eliminates off-leash access in what is currently the most widely used off-leash area in the Park (the plateau area immediately south and west of the 40th Ave NW / 53 St NW intersection) and does not allow for off-leash access to the river.

Please note, these off-leash area changes ARE NOT accurately reflected in the maps provided with The City of Calgary's online survey to generate community input on the proposed changes.  The map above accurately reflects the additional off-leash restrictions. To view a larger version of this map, please click here.

By signing this petition, you state that:

1. I oppose the proposal that the section of East Bowmont Park on the upper plateau immediately south and west of the 40th Ave NW / 53 St NW intersection become on-leash.

2. I oppose the plan to remove all off-leash access to the river from upper Bowmont Park. Specifically I request an OFF-leash corridor from 40 Avenue going west and down the hill through the valley bottom to the river; to a designated "Dog Beach" gravel bar area.

3. I support the narrow corridor of East Bowmont Park from Home Road north through the first playground and 50 meters beyond becoming ON-Leash.

To:
Varsity Community Association
Ald. Dale Hodges, Alderman, City of Calgary
Amend the Bowmont Plan to ensure fair, reasonable & safe off-leash access

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Lori Burrage CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I love walking my dog off leash, it is a very social thing. We encounter lots of nice people and dogs. When with dogs, people tend to socialize more than when they are just walking.

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    • Sara Alexander-Ward CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      We use this park all the time to exercise our dog and our kids. We go for walks and throw around the football or kick the soccer ball, while our dog runs off leash. We have never encountered a problem with other dogs. All the owners have been very responsible. The new area they are looking at would reduce these activities greatly.

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    • John Sun CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I could run and walk my dog on-leash, but he needs a lot more exercise than that. I also like my dog to socialize and play with other dogs. On-leash play is not fun or safe for the dogs and owners. I have used this off-leash area with my dogs for 14 years. In all that time, I have only seen one dog owner behaving irresponsibly. This is a park used lightly by responsible dog owners.

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    • Brandan Piitz CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have used this area for my dog for the past three years and it is very important to both of our lives. Please do not eliminate the most heavily used off-leash area of this park!

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    • Stephanie Duquette CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have walked my dog here for the past 3 years. This off-leash area is important to both my quality of life and the quality of life of my dog. The new proposed off-leash areas eliminate a large portion of the most heavily used off-leash area.

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