CapU CityStudio students inspire Barklet project for dogs and owners

An idea proposed by students for the City of North Vancouver is coming life for local residents - and dogs.

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Two dogs, Remy and Mila, enjoying the City of North Vancouver's new Barklet (photo credit: Instagram @remy_mila_doodles)

In fall 2019, a team of students in the School of Business pitched the City on the idea of creating a new Parklet, or mini park, specifically for dogs and dog owners. The students were thrilled to learn recently that their “Barklet” concept has been adopted by the City and opened to the public.

The Barklet aims to give community members who own dogs a place to meet up with friends and socialize without being limited by their furry friends. Appropriately, the City has placed the Barklet adjacent to a pet shop – the Bosley’s pet store at the corner of 19th Street and Lonsdale Avenue. 

The City of North Vancouver's Barklet park

“Having our Barklet project come to fruition is truly the perfect way to wrap up my time at Capilano University,” says Barklet team member Natalie Leclerc, who graduated from CapU with a Bachelor of Business Administrion degree in spring 2020.

Leclerc says the CityStudio experience offers students valuable lessons in the amount of thought and work that goes into a simple idea.

Join us online 10 a.m.-12 p.m., December 17th for HUBBUB #3, a digital project showcase where students will showcase their CityStudio projects from the fall 2020 term. Register to attend HUBBUB #3

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Seymour, owned by Capilano University staff member Aurelea Mahood, enjoys a stop at the Barklet.

Submitted by: Linda Munro, Communications