CONSTRUCTION has started on a dog park at Edgar Griffith Park in Wanneroo, expected to open in December.
The City of Wanneroo is building the $360,700 facility in the south-west corner near the car park, with $200,000 provided by the State Government.
Endorsed by the council in July, it will feature a variety of agility equipment, a sand digging pit, irrigated turf areas, a separate area for small dogs and drink fountain with tippable dog bowl.
There will also be a path network for improved accessibility, seating, shelter and picnic table, 1.8m high fence and a self-closing double gate entry system.
During a community consultation period earlier this year, dog owners praised features such as the secure fencing and convenient location.
“I walk my dogs here every day,” one resident said. “It will be great to have a safe place for dogs and owners to socialise.”