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May 9, 2000 - Increased Park Usage Forces Some Restrictions

Public Service Announcement

Increased Park Usage Forces Some Restrictions

(Tuesday, May 9/2000)-- Due to higher pedestrian traffic and an increase in the number of dogs, the municipal leash-law will be partially implemented in Point Pleasant Park, effective Monday, May 15th.

Halifax Regional Municipality and The Point Pleasant Park Advisory Committee advise that all dogs must be leashed while on Cambridge Drive, up to the Cambridge Drive/Ogilvie Drive intersection. (The area affected leads immediately from the Upper Parking Lot, off Tower Road-- THIS IS NOT A PARK-WIDE BAN.)

Dogs may be unleashed after reaching the Cambridge Drive/Ogilvie Drive intersection or upon leaving Cambridge Drive via one of the side-paths.

In all other areas of Point Pleasant Park, by-laws remain in effect: Dogs are not permitted on Sailor's Memorial Drive (a.k.a. Shore Drive) after 10 a.m. and as stipulated in Dog By-law D-100, dogs must be in "continuous and effective control" of their owner or persons entrusted with the responsibility of the dog while in the park.

Point Pleasant Park is the busiest of the municipality's more than 600 public parks and wooded areas, recording more than 1.5 million park visits per year.

HRM and the Point Pleasant Park Advisory Committee request the co-operation of all dog owners and persons entrusted with responsibility of the dog with the new by-law to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all citizens and visitors to Point Pleasant Park.

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Stephen King
Manager, Parks and Recreation Services
(902) 490-4894

Ms. Diana Dalton
Chair, Point Pleasant Park Advisory Committee
(902) 455-7300