Question: Councillor D. Smith: Dog Parks. “To ask the Chief Executive for an update on the provision of “off lead” Dog Parks in the Swords area and if such areas will be provided in the calendar year 2016?”
Reply: The Council has recently approved an Open Space Strategy for Fingal which recommends revising the Parks and Open Space Bye-laws to provide for off-leash areas and times for dogs. The draft revised bye-laws will be brought to the Planning Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) later this month in advance of these Bye-Laws proceeding to public consultation for formal adoption. It is anticipated that when adopted these Bye-laws will lead to the designation of off-leash areas and times later this year.