Dog owners are being asked how Canberra’s dog parks can be improved, as part of a $200,000 project aimed at upgrading the safety and comfort of off-leash areas.
Canberra has six official dog parks, located in Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Yarralumla, Forde, Casey and O’Connor.
Parks provide a fenced in area preventing off-lead dogs running in front of traffic. Separate spaces are provided for small and large dogs, which aims to prevent big dogs hurting small dogs.
“Our off-leash dog parks are amongst Canberra’s favourite community assets, providing people with a purpose-built facility to socialise their dogs and burn some energy,” said Meegan Fitzharris, Minister for Transport and City Services.
“The Government has committed to further improving the six sites, with park users encouraged to share their ideas on where funding might best be spent.
“Issues like park access, car parking, seating, shade and water are all open for feedback.”
Canberra has 120,000 dogs, according to Transport Canberra and City Services.
The most recent upgrade came in 2014 when lighting was added.
Face-to-face feedback opportunities will take place at all six of Canberra’s dog parks this weekend, at the times listed here:
Saturday 8 April 2017
- Greenway, Lake Tuggeranong, Mortimer Lewis Drive from 9am to 10.30am.
- Yarralumla, park land near Weston Park from 11.30am to 1pm.
- O’Connor, park land on Fairfax Street from 2pm to 3.30pm.
Sunday 9 April 2017
- Forde, park land on Amy Ackman Drive from 9am to 10.30am.
- Casey, park land on Yeend Avenue from 11am to 12.30pm.
- Belconnen, Lake Ginninderra, Diddams Close from 1.30pm to 3pm.