Eyes on the Street

Eyes on the Street: New Ward 2 Dog Park

City staff have been working on creating a new dog park in the annex east of Corktown Park.

By Ryan McGreal
Published June 02, 2016

For the past week, City staff have been working on grading and fencing a wedge of land in the annex east of Corktown Park between the Escarpment Trail and the embankment of the Claremont Access. The wedge will become the city's newest dog park.

According to Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr, the Stinson and Corktown Neighbourhood Associations are working on shortlisting a name for the park.

New dog park, looking east from Escarpment Trail
New dog park, looking east from Escarpment Trail

New dog park, looking west from Escarpment Trail
New dog park, looking west from Escarpment Trail

New dog park, looking west from under Claremont Access
New dog park, looking west from under Claremont Access

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By JWilbur (registered) | Posted June 02, 2016 at 14:45:11

Downtown Hamilton has been chronically underserved by leash free dog facilities so this is a wonderful development. Great Location, there should be MANY more of these in nooks and crannies on our park lands. Downtown raised dogs lack socialization opportunities and that serves nobody.

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By ergopepsi (registered) | Posted June 02, 2016 at 15:17:11

Attention people who walk their dogs off leash in the alleys so they can drop turd in our back yard. See photo above. Go there. The alley is not your dogs free run toilet.

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By Bizarre (anonymous) | Posted June 02, 2016 at 20:44:20 in reply to Comment 119016

Why would it be OK to let dogs crap in that park but not in your alley? A dog park's not a toilet either. Please explain.

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By jim (anonymous) | Posted June 03, 2016 at 04:14:32 in reply to Comment 119024

it is a metaphor, unintended, yet revealing

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By ergopepsi (registered) | Posted June 02, 2016 at 22:09:08 in reply to Comment 119024

Where did I say it's ok to crap in the park? By 'go there' I meant 'travel until you reach that destination'.

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By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted June 02, 2016 at 20:53:15

Wish this had been there when I lived nearby. Definitely needed since the closest one is along Dundurn. Kudos to the Councillor, the city, and the residents!

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By dog (anonymous) | Posted June 03, 2016 at 13:52:06

once told dog owner whose dog about to 'make' on relative's lawn to have dog poo on street pavement instead. Oh what a shocked response.

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