Bruce Pit dog park starts to reopen after storm
Good news for dogs and their human companions as Bruce Pitt’s off-leash park is now beginning to reopen.
The partial reopening comes after a devastating storm hit Ottawa and the surrounding area last month. A huge storm hit the Ottawa-Gatineau area, causing millions of dollars of damage as it stretched all the way to Quebec and affected parts of Ontario. In total, around two hectares of trees were destroyed at Bruce Pit.
However, according to an updated statement by National Capital Commission (NCC), the most used trailers within Bruce Pit park have been cleared and are safe to walk again. People and their dogs are being told to avoid the denser forested areas as they are still unsafe. The NCC has clearly marked the trails that are open and the ones to be avoided.
While many are rejoicing about the opening of the park, some always say it will never be the same as the storm destroyed a memorial that consisted of more than 200 dog tags and plaques commemorating pets that have died over the years. The memorial was destroyed by the storm
Despite the bit of relief for dogs, another popular off-leash dog park, Conroy Pit, remains closed, despite the best efforts of the NCC.