After extensive trials and community feedback the City of Canada Bay has announced three new off-leash dog parks across the City.
Three permanent dog off-leash areas have been confirmed at Kendall Reserve in Cabarita and Lower Phoenix and King George V parks in Rhodes.
A fourth proposed off-leash area located at Five Dock’s Timbrell Park has had its trial period extended until April 2019.
“Last year residents called on Council to address a shortage of off-leash areas and now I’m delighted to announce three new off-leash dog parks,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.
“This decision reflects our ongoing commitment to building a City-wide plan that ensures dogs can roam freely while giving peace of mind to parents who want their children to safely play in our beautiful parks.”
Currently there are 15,000 dogs registered in the City of Canada Bay, representing 41 per cent of households. This compares to a national average of 38 per cent.
Over the last five years 6,051 dogs have been microchipped across the City, with Rhodes representing the highest number of new dogs (939).
“I want the City of Canada Bay to be a dog-friendly, inclusive community that accommodates everyone, including our furry family members,” Mayor Tsirekas said.
“We will continue working in partnership with residents to ensure everyone can enjoy our wonderful open spaces.”
The off-leash areas will come into effect after fences are installed at Kendall Reserve, Lower Phoenix Park and King George V Park during February and March.
To get involved with the Timbrell Park consultation visit bit.ly.com/timbrellpark or email firstname.lastname@example.org.