Cambridge takes the lead on dog park

Stock photo.
Stock photo.

DOG owners will have to wait a little longer for an enclosed dog park at Lake Monger Reserve.

Cambridge Council approved a staged approach to the project at its August 27 meeting after it found fully fencing the area at the eastern portion of the park would use the entire $65,000 budget.

The Town will instead install 230m of 1.2m-high fencing along Lake Monger Driver at a cost of $28,000, which allows funds for installation of a dog-friendly drink fountain, two park benches, bin, signage and lighting.

Amended concept plan for dog facilities at Lake Monger Reserve.

Drinking fountains, floodlighting, additional fencing and bins were the top requests by respondents to a Town survey run in May.

It followed release of a concept plan, which showed 1.5m-high fencing enclosing a 8100sq m area and smaller 2400sq m space for small or timid dogs, and two adjacent off-leash exercise areas.

The amended plan creates a 16,800sq m off-leash area and lists fully fencing the smaller 2400sq m space as a possible future stage, which would cost $15,000 for 104m of fence and two entry gates.

The original concept plan for a dog park at Lake Monger Reserve.

Other possible future additions include installing agility training equipment and upgrading the carpark at a cost of $5000 per bay.

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