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Construction on Burlington’s Central Park New Leash Free Area to Begin August 2022

Council Approved - Central Park Leash Free Area - TW

Burlington City Council approved awarding a tender contract to Oakridge Group Inc. for construction of a leash-free area at Central Park, 2299 New St.

The Central Park leash-free area will be a 0.17 hectare, fully-fenced, leash-free facility located in Central Park at the intersection of Drury Lane and New Street. Construction is expected to start in August 2022 and be completed in October 2022.

Click here to read the full staff report: ES-33-22 Award Contract ES-22-29 Central Park Leash Free Area Construction.


I know this leash free area will be well-loved and well-used by our community and all our furry friends. This will be the first leash-free area in South Burlington, and will provide a walkable option for many of our residents so they don’t need to drive long distances to access our other parks. This is good for the environment and good for our pets. I look forward to providing more leash-free areas across our city to meet the growing request from our community.

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Below is the full motion unanimously approved by Council at our July 12 meeting:

Award the tender for contract ES-22-29 Central Park leash free area construction to Oakridge Group Inc. for $142,052.87 including HST; and

Authorize the Manager of Procurement Services to issue an internal purchase order; and

Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign any required agreements with the bidder named above, subject to the satisfaction of the Executive Director of Legal Services and Corporation Counsel; and

Approve the total cost of $155,000 (Net HST) to be charged to Capital Order PD0236 and funded as outlined in the financial matters section of engineering services department report ES-33-22 and authorize $35,000 of additional funding from the Capital Purposes Reserve Fund to support the Central Park leash free area construction.

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1 thought on “Construction on Burlington’s Central Park New Leash Free Area to Begin August 2022”

  1. There are so so many dog owners in this area that will be so grateful for this. Thank you so very much. Great idea !

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