Kirk & Co. worked with the Vancouver Park Board and planning consultant space2place landscape architects to design and implement a comprehensive public and stakeholder consultation process regarding People, Parks & Dogs: A strategy for sharing Vancouver’s Parks. This included facilitation of a diverse Stakeholder Advisory Committee, which provided focused feedback on key considerations related to people with and without dogs sharing parks in Vancouver from a variety of perspectives, as well as feedback on consultation topics.

The consultation program included two rounds of consultation with a balance of in-person and online opportunities to provide feedback. Kirk & Co. coordinated and facilitated stakeholder and public meetings, and developed visually-compelling consultation materials to support the consultation program. Following the first round of consultation, Kirk & Co. analyzed over 4,000 pieces of feedback and produced a consultation summary report, highlighting feedback received through the online survey, feedback forms, key themes from stakeholder meetings and open houses, and submissions from stakeholders.

Kirk & Co. also produced a comprehensive communications plan to direct communications at the launch of the new strategy, and going forward in the long-term implementation of the strategy.


City of Vancouver People, Parks & Dogs: A Strategy for Sharing Vancouver’s Parks


Vancouver Park Board (with space2place)


Strategic communications and consultation


The City of Vancouver adopted the People, Parks, and Dogs Strategy in October 2017 to help create safe and engaging park spaces for people with and without dogs.

Learn more: People, Parks, and Dogs Strategy