Drumheller dog owners and their pets may have a safe place to play later this year.
A line of the 2018 Capital Budget sets aside $15,000 for fencing for a proposed off-leash dog park.
"There's actually a few off-leash dog parks in town right now, but they are truly wide open spaces," reported CAO Darryl Drohomerski. "What we're looking at is in most dog parks, even if they're off-leash, they're a fenced compound so that your dogs don't run away."
"You usually design them so that you have one side for small dogs and one side for larger dogs," he continued. "Put in something for shade for the owners and the pets (and) you might put in a water feature, something like a water fountain, for both animals and humans."
Drohomerski admits it was something brought up quite a bit by residents during last October's municipal election campaign. 
"We've got a couple of sites that we think might work and we just have to do some due diligence on it," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "It might be in Midland or it might be in Riverside this year and then, the idea is to see how it works and if we think it's a great success we might look at building another one or two next year."
Right now, the only approved spaces for walking dogs off leash are located alongside busy roads, which Drohomerski says is not safe for dogs or their owners.

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