The Maple Grove Off Leash Dog Park is getting a $130,000 facelift thanks to efforts by City of Winnipeg councilors Markus Chambers and Janice Lukes.
The funding will be used to build a new solar lit shelter allowing pet owners to clean their dogs before leaving the off-leash park area and a new path leading to the parking lot.
“As a regular user of this park, I am glad to support enhancements that will bring more and more dog owners and their pets to the area. I am extremely happy to have worked with the Maple Grove Park Dog Owners Association (MGPDOA) Board and my council colleague Janice Lukes to realize this new structure and walking path,” said Markus Chambers, Councillor for St Norbert/Seine River Ward.
The dog park sits on 12.92 hectres of land and features a number of trails through the woods and fields along the Red River. It also has a fenced-in area for smaller dogs or pets that don’t have great recall.
“Maple Grove Off Leash Dog Park is an outstanding playground for South Winnipeg dogs and dog owners! I’m pleased to be supporting upgrades to the park to make it more user friendly for hundreds of two and four legged friends,” said Janice Lukes Councillor for Waverley West Ward.
Construction of the pet shelter is expected to begin in April/May 2023.