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Parks and Open Space

Brenda Leipsic Dog Park

All City-owned play structures and picnic shelters are open as per the Province of Manitoba's Restoring Safe Services plan, as are skate parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, and athletic fields (soccer, baseball, football, etc.). The City will not be cleaning or sanitizing playgrounds more frequently than normal. Use of these spaces is at your own risk.

Please note that social distancing is still required while within City parks and individuals must maintain a distance of at least two metres from every other individual in the park. This does not apply to people who can demonstrate that they are living together in the same household. Individuals are also prohibited from assembling in groups of more than 25 persons in an indoor place or more than 50 in an outdoor place. Any businesses operating within City parks must follow provincial public health orders.

For more information, see: Enforcement measures

Toutes les structures de jeu et les abris pique-nique de la Ville sont à nouveau ouverts suite à l’annonce du Plan de rétablissement sécuritaire des services de la Province du Manitoba, tout comme les planchodromes, les terrains de tennis, de basket-ball et de sport (soccer, baseball, football, etc.). La Ville ne nettoiera ou ne désinfectera pas les terrains de jeu plus souvent que d’habitude. L’utilisation de ces équipements est à vos risques et périls.

Nous rappelons qu’il faut continuer de suivre les mesures de distanciation sociale dans les parcs municipaux, et se tenir à au moins deux mètres de toute autre personne présente dans le parc. Ces mesures ne s’appliquent pas aux personnes qui peuvent prouver qu’elles vivent dans le même ménage. Il est également interdit de se rassembler en groupes de plus de 25 personnes dans des espaces intérieurs et de plus de 50 personnes à l’extérieur. Les activités commerciales ayant lieu dans les parcs municipaux doivent se dérouler conformément aux directives provinciales en matière de santé publique.

Mesures d’application

November 29, 2019: We are happy to announce a partial opening of the Brenda Leipsic Dog Park.

While the park was initially scheduled to open in its entirety in fall 2019, the grass is not adequately established to withstand anticipated traffic.

Visitors can now enter the park via a temporary entrance off the Southwest Transit Park-and-Ride lot at the east end of Wilson Place, and are currently limited to the 1-hectare area within the wood fence.

We've left the larger area closed for now to give the new grass time to grow strong enough to survive many years of happy paws; we anticipate opening this larger area in late 2020. At that time, we will close the small area and begin rehabilitating and establishing its grass. We hope to open the full park in 2021.

Questions and Answers

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Why is the opening delayed?
When the ground in the new dog park was seeded, the City identified an issue with viability of the vegetation and recommended that the area not be subject to excited paws until at least 2020. Rather than delaying the project in its entirety, a small portion of the park is now open. We will open the currently closed area once the grass is adequately established (we estimate sometime in late 2020.) Once the larger area is open, we will close the small area and begin rehabilitating and establishing its grass. We hope to open the full park in 2021.
When will the full park open?
We plan to open the full park in 2021.
Can I still use the temporary area that was set up when construction began?
The area along Parker Street that was opened in 2016 (when construction began) is closed, and is no longer accessible.
I have an issue with the new temporary park. Who do I talk to?
Please call 311 will any concerns.

Last update: May 25, 2020
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Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P1

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