Cochrane proudly maintains approximately 9% of its land as parks and open spaces. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy nearly two dozen parks (many with playgrounds), summer fishing in trout ponds, outdoor skating in winter, and over 40 kilometers of pathways all year round.
New Off-leash Dog Park
At their March 13 meeting, Council directed Administration to prepare a new design for the proposed dog park in West Valley: Administration will be preparing a new design for south of Quigley Drive along Hwy 22. While this process is underway, no more feedback on the current design will be gathered.
Council directed Administration to bring both designs and costings to Council for decision by the second meeting in June.
As part of the 2012 Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan, the community identified a need for more off-leash dog areas, specifically, a fenced dog park. Town Council approved the budget to build a new park as part of the 2017 budget; construction is scheduled for this spring.
Town staff met with adjacent property owners earlier this year and used their feedback to finalize the design. Implementation take place in two phases: phase one is scheduled for this year.
No gardening or other activity allowed on Town land
Cochrane takes pride in its parks, pathways and open spaces. No gardening or other activity is allowed on Town land unless authorized. This helps Town staff preserve the natural beauty, native elements and overall integrity of these areas. Property owners who appear to be gardening or otherwise encroaching on a Town park, pathway or open space will be required to remedy the situation at their own expense.
Not sure if you’re encroaching? If it’s outside your fence, it’s Town land.
Encroachment activities include (but are not limited to):
Planting/garden add-ons of any sort
Dumping of organic & inorganic material
Erecting fences/rock walls etc.
Storage of vehicles/equipment
Placement of composters/sheds/bird houses
Riverfront Park is now open! Some final work is still underway; please take care in the area and obey all caution, detour and directional signs.
Background The June 2013 flood had an impact on the design for the Riverfront Park, resulting in changes to some of the design details. The updated design also incorporated feedback from the community. View more information below: