Incorporated as Woodvale Dog Park Society, Feb. 2012
Jackie Parker Recreation Area is one of the city-wide parks where off-leash activities are permitted, and has been a popular spot for dogs and their owners for more than 15 years. The Pooch Patrol was formed by a group of park users in 2009 when the City changed the off-leash boundaries without consultation of the park users. Public meetings were held throughout 2009-10 until consensus was reached.
A new group of volunteers re-activated the committee in Nov., 2010, with the mandate of ensuring the future of the off-leash site, as well as working with the City to maintain a clean and safe park and provide enhancements such as additional benches, bag dispensers and other improvements.
George Briggs of Briggsdale Farms, the original site where the dog park now exists. The collie is Laddie, responsible for herding the cattle back from The Horseshoe, where Jude’s Bench now sits.
The memorial plaque was placed in honour of Mrs. Kelly’s birthday last Sept. Seated: Arnold Briggs and Joy Kelly, children of George & Ethel Briggs; standing: Don Kelly and other grandchildren of the Briggs family.
New Public Mailing list, Join our new public mailing list for updates. jackieparkerpoochpatrol-public
Become a member $5.00 – Enter your information into a online form and mail a cheque.
Become a member: your one-time $5.00 membership fee entitles you to receive regular e-mail updates of news & events, attend general meetings, have a say in decisions affecting the park, and nominate/vote for/hold Board positions. Online Membership form
Use our on-line application form and mail or drop off a cheque to 9742-54 Ave.
The off-leash area is south of the golf course entrance road. Parking is located at the end of the access road on the east side of the park, as well as on the Recreation Area [spray park] side of the entrance road.
Make sure you keep your dog safe by keeping it on-leash until you have entered the field.
Garbage cans are located in several locations throughout the park. Please remember that you are responsible for picking up after your dog and ensuring that all waste is placed in these containers.
The Pooch Patrol contributed two additional poo bag dispensers for the park, and the City contributed three more, to make it easy for all dog owners to Scoop the Poop.
In 2010, a bulletin board was donated by the Pooch Patrol and many park users. Everyone is welcome to post notices on the board, however, all postings should be dog-related and not-for-profit.
Several new benches were installed in 2012 and 2013; three were provided by the then-Ward 11 Councillor, Kerry Diotte, and two were donated in memory of the dogs Frisket and Jock.
If you would like to donate a bench, see the heading Benchmark Program.