The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has bylaws in place for pets and their people. (Submitted)

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has bylaws in place for pets and their people. (Submitted)

Pets must be leashed in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen parks

Pet owners reminded to act responsibly

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is reminding pet owners to keep their pets leashed in parks within the regional district.

“Unless otherwise posted, dog owners are required to keep pets leashed while enjoying all parks in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen,” a notice from the regional district reads.

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In addition, dogs are not allowed on sandybeaches or playgrounds within the regional district.

There is an off-leash area with a permeter fenc at Christie Memorial Park in Okanagan Falls. In addition, many municipalities within the regional district provide similar spaces.

“While the majority of dog owners are considerate of local dog control bylaws, and of their fellow park users, occasional conflicts do occur. In most cases, issues are easily resolved with a polite conversation,” the notice reads.

In addition, the regional district asks pet owners to remember to clean up after their pets.

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