Why is the new park proposed to be located at the Niagara Falls Humane Society?

The Niagara Falls Humane Society has been selected as a potential location for the South End Dog Park for a variety of reasons, including:

1. The site is convenient to most residents of Southern Niagara Falls, with close proximity to Stanley Avenue, Dorchester Road and Chippawa.

2. There are no anticipated negative neighbourhood impacts associated with creating the dog park in the location.

3. The availability of water and sewer services.

4. Being connected with the Humane Society would ensure greater security.

5. The location encourages licencing of pets.

Why do most of the existing trees have to be removed?

Sadly, many of the existing trees on the Niagara Falls Humane Society site are ash trees, which would have to be removed due to infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer. However, the proposed plan for the park calls for the planting of 50+ new trees. Although it would take time for the trees to grow, the establishment of the dog park on the site would serve dual purpose by helping to reforest this land, while providing a great dog park facility for Niagara Falls residents to enjoy.