Construction has started on a new off-leash dog park in Duffy – providing a new pooch playground for dogs in the Weston Creek, Molonglo and Woden areas.
The new park will be accessible from Warragamba Avenue and is expected to be completed by May next year. It will be the seventh fenced, off-leash dog park in Canberra.
The site was identified through community consultation in mid-2016 as being a preferred location because of its panoramic views of Canberra’s urban hills and mountains.
Member for Murrumbidgee Bec Cody said the new park will provide a recreation area for Canberra’s growing dog owner community.
“Canberra has a large and very passionate dog owner community and I am super excited to see that we are able to deliver a new playground for our four-legged friends so they can exercise and socialise,” Ms Cody said.
“The new dog park will cover 1.2 hectares and will have two dog enclosures, one large and one small, catering for dogs of varying energy, age, fragility and size.”
Ms Cody said that other features of the dog park will include water bubblers with dog bowls, bench seats, bins, trees and other greenery. It will also have a sealed car park for 30 plus vehicles including disabled parking with an accessible concrete path to the dog park gates.
“The new park will give dogs a space to run, jump, play and chase their friends while providing their owners with an opportunity to meet other dog lovers,” Ms Cody said.
“The community also benefits, with dog parks helping to reduce the instances of dogs being off-leash in undesignated areas.
For more information on Canberra’s existing dog parks please go to: www.tccs.act.gov.au.