Weston Park dog park to open this weekend

johnboy 30 June 2010 5

Chief Minister Stanhope has the happy news that the Yarralumla dog playground at Weston Park is opening this weekend:

Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope said the park would open for the first time on Saturday.

“Following the success of dog parks in Tuggeranong and Belconnen, the ACT Government has completed a new off-leash dog park in Weston Park,” Mr Stanhope said.

“The fenced-off park provides a dedicated space for dogs and their owners to exercise and socialise in central Canberra.

“It features separate enclosures for small and big dogs, walking paths, seats, bubblers and water sources for dogs.

Apparently the existing parks in Belconnen and Tuggeranong get used by “up to” 100 Canberrans every weekend!

This new park cost $250,000

It’s on the corner of Banks and Brown Streets in Yarralumla.

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5 Responses to Weston Park dog park to open this weekend
la mente torbida la mente torbida 12:17 pm 01 Jul 10


You weren’t discriminated against….

la mente torbida la mente torbida 4:08 pm 30 Jun 10

As an aside on the opening this weekend: it was open for use about six weeks ago but I noticed it was locked up last weekend. Notices posted on the gates indicated the dog-park would not open until September (to allow the newly planted grass to establish).

But hey, if the Chief Minister says it will open this Saturday, then who am I to disagree?

sepi sepi 3:57 pm 30 Jun 10

I think these dog parks are great. The belconnen one always seems full of people and dogs. And I love that they have enclosures for small and large dogs – something the dog training people at Narrabundah never did, despite charging full membership fees for small dogs, then recommending they not use the open running area.

ricci ricci 3:29 pm 30 Jun 10

I also regard it as a waste of money. I prefer to walk my dog on a lead and take her out to areas where she can run about under supervision.

la mente torbida la mente torbida 10:42 am 30 Jun 10

I personally think it is a waste of money. Regular dog-walkers in the area will continue to use the routes they have used for years (me included).

My dogs are not the most sociable of dogs, so I will continue to walk my usual route with them on lead as I couldn’t risk letting them off-lead in this enclosure.

$250,00 seems a bit rich for a few hundred metres of cyclone fencing.

However, if others get the benefit from this area…power to them.

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