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Grand Opening of Jane Bowers Dog Park

Posted: 8 days ago

Dogs in Sechelt now have a safe new place to run, play and sniff! Sechelt’s Mayor Siegers declared the opening of Jane Bowers Dog Park to a great crowd of dogs and their owners at its 5730 Ebbtide Street location on Sunday afternoon.

Named after the late Jane Bowers, the new one-acre park is the only fully enclosed off-leash park in Sechelt. Jane Bowers, a former Bylaw Enforcement Officer for the District of Sechelt, dedicated much of her life to advocating for animals and training owners. During her years on the Sunshine Coast, she formed Renaissance Rescue, wrote a periodic column for the Coast Reporter, hosted a local cable television show called “Doggin’ it On the Coast”, built a career as a professional dog and cat behavioural consultant and eventually established “Dogs of Distinction Canine Training”.

“Approximately 75 letters later, and we had a clear picture of a person whose history, advocacy and dedication to animals - namely dogs - is unparalleled,” said Darnelda Siegers, Mayor of Sechelt, commenting about the letters Council received from community members.

Jane Bowers Dog Park features an area dedicated to small dogs, a double gate system for safe entering and exiting the park, an open area for play as well as a wooded area that provides a shady space for people and dogs. A water fountain with drinking bowl for dogs, garbage cans, dog bag dispenser, picnic tables and benches are also featured in the park.

The Jane Bowers Dog Park is open from dawn until dusk except on Wednesdays from 7 – 9:30 a.m. for maintenance.