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New dog park for Canterbury-Bankstown

New dog park for Canterbury-Bankstown A new off-leash dog park is set to be established in Canterbury-Bankstown, while a
larger facility will be developed at an existing reserve. Yes  

A new off-leash dog park is set to be established in Canterbury-Bankstown, while a larger facility will be developed at an existing reserve.

Mayor Khal Asfour said a new dog off-leash area will be at Ruse Park, Bankstown, while the very popular Close Street Reserve Dog Park at Canterbury, will be relocated to another part of the reserve.

Improvements at Close Street Reserve include:

• A new gate and perimeter fencing;

• A drinking fountain for dogs;

• New seating and bin; and

• A dog agility area.

“More than $80,000 will be invested in this facility, which will also increase in size, so there is even more room for residents to exercise their dogs,” Mayor Asfour said.

“We’ve listened to the many residents who take their pets to this reserve and decided instead of upgrading the existing off-leash area, we will construct a new and larger facility.

“By moving the off-leash park further north in the reserve, the dogs and their owners will have a larger flat grassed area and ample shade. It will also be easier to maintain and have minimal erosion and drainage issues.”
Construction has begun and is expected to be completed in late April, weather park.JPG

Canterbury resident and pet owner, Rohan Jarvis, said she is excited to set her greyhound, Griffin, free in the new off-leash park.

“We have a Facebook group with more than 170 members and I believe the total number of people who visit the existing park is around 300,” Ms Jarvis said.

“These parks encourage dogs to socialise, which is an important developmental process. It also allows them to learn from each other. For us humans, we are not just dog owners and lovers, we are a group of like-minded individuals, who get together to socialise, give each other tips on dog ownership and expand our social circle.”

Bankstown’s Ruse Park will soon be home to the City’s 10th off-leash dog area.

Signage will be installed in the northern section of the park over the next few months, notifying residents of where they can let their dogs run freely.

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 28/03/2018 10:52 AM