What is an off-leash dog park?

    An off-leash dog park is an enclosed area that has been set aside exclusively for dogs and their owners. They provide a space for dogs to socialize and exercise without the risk of impacting the enjoyment of other park users.

    Why is Council undertaking community consultation?

    Community consultation will be undertaken to determine the final design of the off leash dog area within the Glen Willow Sporting Precinct, identifying the needs of the area from the community. Please note, the Council engaged numerous local experts to assist with the initial design concept.

    What is proposed?

    Council is proposing to relocate the existing dog park to the open space section adjacent to the suspension bridge within the Glen Willow sporting precinct (concept plan and location diagram provided).

    Key design features include:

    • Perimeter fencing
    • Designated combined, smaller paws and large paws sections
    • ‘Air-lock’ style entrance/exit gates
    • Landscape plan, including trees for shade, sensory areas for dogs and irrigated turf
    • Drinking stations for both dogs and people
    • Provisions for user seating, shade shelter and bins (including dog waste bags)
    • Designated parking area and service/maintenance access

    The proposed dimensions of the new facility is as follows: 

    Combined Paws

    80 metres x 50-60 metres

    Small paws

    50 metres x 50-60 metres

    Large Paws

    50 metres x 50-60 metres