Construction starts on Wanneroo dog park

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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.”

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the park would offer a variety of different play elements to accommodate the needs of dogs of all sizes, breeds, ages and abilities.

“With this dedicated dog exercise area, our City’s canine citizens will have space specifically designed for them,” she said.

“And while it will be fantastic to have another area to bring dogs to socialise and exercise, it is important that dog owners are responsible for their pet by making sure they are not aggressive towards other dogs or people, and wear a collar displaying the owner’s name, address and registration tag.”

For more information, visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/councilprojects.

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