Dogs and deer don't mix

It's a growing trend the City of Kelowna wants to nip in the bud - dogs chasing deer in Knox Mountain Park.

The problem appears to be caused by dogs being walked in the park off-leash.

"Knox Mountain Park, while used heavily by residents is a wildlife area," says Urban Forestry Supervisor Blair Stewart.

"Year round, wildlife is present in the park and the temptation to chase wildlife can prove too great for off-leash dogs. It;s not just wildlife they chase but also other dogs and people who might not appreciate it."

Regional District dog control staff patrol the park at least once a day - including a a walking tour of the Paul's Tomb trail.

Owners of pets that come into conflict with a wild animal could face a $345 fine.

Kelowna does have nine off-leash parks within city limits. These include:

  • Cedar Creek Park, 5200 Lakeshore Rd.
  • Duggan Park, 1494 Bernard Ave. (small dogs only)
  • Ellison Centennial Park, Old Vernon Road at the Ellison Firehall
  • Enterprise Way Dog Park, 2500 Enterprise Way behind the Shaw Cable building
  • Knox Mountain Park, fenced dog run located just inside the second gate
  • Mission Recreation Park, fenced area off Lexington Rd. near Mission Creek Greenway parking lot
  • North Glenmore Dog Park, across from the landfill
  • Rowcliffe Park (Central Green Park), 575-599 Harvey Ave.
  • Rutland Recreation Park, Hartman Rd. 

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