People, Parks and Dogs Strategy wins Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Award

2019 Award of Excellence in the New and Emerging Planning Initiatives Category


Project Name: People, Parks and Dogs
Company: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Space2place design inc, Kirk & Co Consulting Ltd., Public Architecture + Communication, MountainMath Software, Pet Welfare

The Jury recognizes People, Parks and Dogs for an Award of Excellence in the New and Emerging Planning Initiatives category. This strategic planning document responds to a growing demand to develop leash-free dog lounges in Vancouver's parks, in a housing context where living space is shrinking, and the dog population is growing. This plan, which outlines a 10-year vision for the development of dog parks in Vancouver, ensures the comfort and safety of all users that use these facilities. The project was selected for its excellence in the methodology used, the documentation of references, the clarity of the objectives, the work on signage and the signing of pictograms identifying the spaces reserved for dogs, the various stages of consultation, the proposed follow-up strategy, and the quality of the documents.