Barnard Park Leash-Optional Pilot

Starting September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 Barnard Park will join the Leash-Optional pilot project.

6:30 am - 8:30 a.m. in a designated area south of the tennis courts.

Each leash-optional area has a specific location and time when dogs can exercise off-leash, and has a dispenser stocked with biodegradable doggie bags and a trash bin.

With the exception of these leash-optional areas and private property, all dogs must be on a leash in the City of Victoria.

Find leash-optional areas in Victoria: Leash-Optional Areas


Let us know what you think!
If you have any feedback about these pilot leash-optional areas over the next 12 months, please email
If you have an issue to report to Victoria Animal Control Services please call 250.414.0233 or email