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Public Input Sought on Park's Off-Leash Dog Ordinance

Post Date:12/04/2017 8:05 AM

During the City of Vista Parks & Recreation Commission on November 27, 2017, the Commissioners agreed to continue the discussion on the City ordinance requiring dogs to be leashed on the trails of Buena Vista Park in the Shadowridge community. The Commission has scheduled several meetings for the public and park users to provide input on keeping or updating the off-leash ordinance. The Parks & Recreation Commission will then provide recommendations to the City Council on either April 10 or 24, 2018.

2018 Meetings Schedule

Monday, January 22
Civic Center Council Chambers (200 Civic Center Drive, Vista) @ 6 pm

Saturday, February 17
Buena Vista Park (near the Duck Pond and parking lot) 1601 Shadowridge Park @ 1 pm

Monday, March 26
Civic Center Council Chambers (200 Civic Center Drive, Vista) @ 6 pm

 

UPDATE OCTOBER 24, 2017
On October 24, the City Council voted 5-0 to require dogs to be leashed on the trails of Buena Vista Park in Shadowridge. The new ordinance takes effect in 30 days.

UPDATE OCTOBER 10, 2017On October 10, the City Council agreed to discuss revising the new  park rules at an upcoming Council meeting. If any changes are made, a new ordinance would take either 30 or 60 days to go into effect.

AUGUST 24, 2017
The City Council amended a park ordinance to change the restrictions on unleashed dogs in the natural areas and on the trails surrounding Buena Vista Park. Dogs are currently allowed off leash only at S. Buena Vista Park. Many residents walk their dogs on the trails that connect the two parks in south Vista. The new ordinance will allow dogs to be off leash in the natural areas and on the trails in both parks from 7 am to 10 am and from 3 pm to dusk. The Vista City Council approved the amendment to the ordinance during their August 22, 2017 City Council meeting and requested staff bring the amendment back a year later to review. The ordinance goes into effect on September 22, 2017.

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