Sharon Pannu, with golden retriever Meeko, likes the idea of an off-leash park at Brydon. Black Press photo

VIDEO: Proposed Brydon Park improvements get a thumbs-up from users

Langley City looking to add off-leash area for dogs, spray park and other upgrades

The idea of an off-leash dog play area at Brydon park in Langley City was something Sharon Pannu thought was a good idea.

Pannu, who lives near the park, was walking her golden retriever Meeko on a leash in Brydon when she was asked about proposed improvements to the 6.5 acre Langley City park near 53 Avenue and 198 Street that, among other things, would add a place for dogs to run free.

“He [Meeko] would love it,” Pannu said.

“I think it will be good for dog owners in the condominiums that are going up around here.”

Proposed improvements to the park would also add trails, a group picnic area, sand volleyball, a youth park, spray park and fitness circuit.

Other park users who spoke to The Times liked the sound of the upgrades, and praised the last round of improvements that added modern playground equipment and a kid-friendly zipline.

“It’s totally under-utilized,” said Carol McClenahan, who was there with her daughter Erin Vokes and grandson Marcus.

“They used to do soccer and softball here, but they haven’t for years,” McClenahan said.

She especially liked the proposed water park and fitness area.

Vokes said Brydon has already come a long way from the days when she was a child.

“Everything was wooden,” she said.

She also liked the idea of a spray park.

“That would be really cool.”

Interest in the changes was high at a City open house on Brydon.

Geoff Mallory, manager of parks operations at Langley City, said more than 50 people attended the Wednesday, Nov. 14 two-hour session.

People started lining up at 4:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. meeting, he said.

“It was productive,” Mallory said, with a lot of constructive feedback on the two proposals under consideration by the City.

There’s “definitely” a lot of interest, he said.

Mallory said his department was preparing a report summarizing the responses from the open house that includes comments made online to the City website.

Brydon Park currently has a children’s playground, sports court, ball diamond with a picnicking area, washrooms and seating.

There is an undeveloped treed portion with some informal paths.

READ MORE: Undeveloped areas of Langley City park could get facelift

Open house presentation boards show one version of the new Brydon would keep the existing playground equipment in its current location, while the other would move the playground closer to 53 Avenue to better relate to the picnic and water play areas and open up the south-east corner “to allow for a larger youth social and activity area.”

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Wyatt Hadley takes a ride on the zipline at Brydon park. Black Press photo

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