Gilpin Park enclosed dog park

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Consultation closes: 05 March 2018, 5:00 PM

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Background

One of the objectives of Council's Domestic Animal Management Plan (PDF 1Mb) is to investigate the possibility of a dog only agility park. This is traditionally an area which is fenced off with a dual access gate entry.

These parks are designed to provide dogs with physical exercise and mental stimulation, help prevent behavioural problems, and allow dog owners to learn to control their dog in a confined area.

A dog agility park traditionally provides physical obstacles to assist in these areas. Enclosed dog parks also provide a place for local residents to interact.

At the July 2017 Council meeting, Council resolved to:

  • endorse Gilpin Park, Brunswick, Parker Reserve, Coburg and Richards Reserve, Coburg as possible locations for the enclosed dog park
  • consult the community on the proposed sites, and
  • seek other suggested locations from the community.

The consultation period ran from 17 July to 27 August 2017. The community was able to vote on their preferred location or to nominate another site.

1,055 submissions were received with 531 respondents voting for Gilpin Park, Brunswick as the preferred site for the enclosed dog park.

At the November 2017 Council meeting, Council endorsed Gilpin Park, Brunswick as the preferred location for the enclosed dog park.

Concept plan for Gilpin Park enclosed dog park

Gilpin Park dog park area

A draft concept plan has now been prepared for the enclosed dog park at Gilpin Park.

The proposal encloses approximately 3000m2 within Gilpin Park and features:

  • 1.5m high fencing with three double gated entries and maintenance access
  • Bins, signage and dog waste bags
  • Separate ‘time out area’ for small or elderly dogs
  • Seating
  • Various surfaces such as gravel, mulch, lawn, rocks and logs to explore
  • Drink fountain with side tap and dog bowl, and
  • Additional tree planting for shade and native understorey plantings.

The whole of Gilpin Park will remain an off leash park and local laws apply.

Download the Gilpin Park Enclosed Dog Park draft concept plan (PDF 1Mb). 

Have your say: due 5 March 2018

We are now asking for feedback on the Gilpin Park Enclosed Dog Park draft concept plan.

Share your feedback with us by completing our online form. 

Complete our online form

 

Alternatively you can mail feedback to Unit Manager Open Space Design, Moreland City Council, Locked Bag 10, Moreland 3058.

We need to receive your feedback by 5 pm on Monday 5 March 2018

More information

For more information please email Open Space or phone Council on 8311 4300.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Consultation closes: 05 March 2018, 5:00 PM

There are different ways to have your say on this project or proposal. You can: