Dog park opens to barks of approval

(L-R) Connecting South Lake president Tracy Kilian, Cockburn councillor Phil Eva, Cr Chamonix Terblanche, Willagee MLA Peter Tinley, Cr Chontelle Sands and Mayor Logan Howlett.
(L-R) Connecting South Lake president Tracy Kilian, Cockburn councillor Phil Eva, Cr Chamonix Terblanche, Willagee MLA Peter Tinley, Cr Chontelle Sands and Mayor Logan Howlett.

The City of Cockburn’s fourth dog park has had the paw-fect opening, with residents and their four-legged friends descending upon South Lake to get a first taste.

The ribbon has been cut on the enclosed dog park on Briggs Street, which features separate areas for small and large dogs, agility equipment and canine drinking fountains.

Connecting South Lake president Tracy Kilian said residents had been looking forward to the park for some time and it had been worth the wait.

“There are many dog owners in South Lake and there are no other facilities like this nearby where responsible dog owners can let their pooches get some exercise and socialise with other dogs off the lead in safety,” she said.

“The response to the completion of the park has been overwhelmingly positive and residents are very excited to bring their dogs and try out the park.”

The $186,000 project was co-funded the City of Cockburn and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

City of Cockburn Parks Operations Coordinator Alison Waters said the canine agility equipment was made from recycled soft plastics by Australian company Replas.

“The products at Briggs Street are easier to maintain as they don’t show the scratches and wear and tear caused by their normal use by active dogs,” she said.

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