Vernon's Polson Park goes to the dogs

By Pete McIntyre / KISS FM Vernon
November 8, 2017 - 4:30pm

VERNON, B.C. — Starting this week, people will be able to take their dogs for a walk in Polson Park, providing they are on a leash.

It’s the start of a two year pilot aimed at getting more people using the park, and to increase activity.

The City will be adding five bag dispensers and new signage this week, and people will be able to dispose of their doggie bags in one of the 18 garbage bins in the park, which will be emptied daily in the summer and twice a week in the winter.

“The City would like to encourage dog owners to use the new bag dispensers installed throughout the park to clean up after their dog,” says a City media release.

Residents will be able to comment on the trial starting later this month at Engage Vernon (

“Over the next two years, the City will monitor the comments and will use that feedback to determine the future of the program at the end of the trial in 2019,” says the release.

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