The following is a message to the community from Saanich Parks:
“Thank you for your interest in the development of the People, Pets and Parks Strategy which was approved by Saanich Council in June 2023.
Now that the Strategy is complete and implementation of its recommendations has begun, this email newsletter will transition into providing information about that work. If you are no longer interested in receiving these updates, the option to unsubscribe is below.
Pet-related information is also available by visiting the Dogs in Saanich pages on our website.
To help residents understand the recent changes to the Animals Bylaw, a new map has been created, listing the 56 parks that are leash-optional at all times and the parks that are leash-optional between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Please know we are currently in a transition period which will give Saanich, as well as CRD Animal Care services, time to educate people about the changes and to develop our revised communication materials and park signage. During this period, we are asking people to be patient with each other as we recognize it will take several months to ensure everyone has become familiar with the new rules.
We invite you to stay informed about other Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services projects and programs by signing up for the Parks, Recreation and Community Services E-News email newsletter.
The Saanich Spotlight email newsletter is another important information source for Saanich residents.
If you are searching for People Pets and Parks Strategy information, it has been moved to the Recently Completed Park Projects page on our website.
Best wishes for the holiday season!”