Council hosted an official re-opening of the updated and expanded Tirhatuan Park’s Dog off leash area on April 21 with Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio - Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Solar Homes and Hon. Gabrielle Williams – Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in attendance.
Located in Kriegal Way, Dandenong North, the expanded dog park now has a separate fenced small dog area as well as a larger off leash area that caters for all dogs and has a range of interesting and challenging activities.
Mayor Angela Long said getting the proper amount of exercise is vital for the wellness of pets, and applauded the efforts of all involved in the important upgrade.
“For people with more active breeds, taking them on a quick walk up and down the street may not be enough to release their pent-up energy. This fantastic updated park will give your fur friends the opportunity to run faster and play with other pets.
The dog off leash upgrades will provide ongoing benefits to the community as well as advocate for the importance of exercising and socialising dogs.
Some of the improvements include:
- A dog agility equipment zone
- A custom-built rock mound and rock bed with nature play including timber logs for dogs to explore and enjoy a textural, sensory experience
- An active area for dogs, new shelters and seating
- A circuit gravel path, drinking fountains that also cater for dogs as well as landscaping with trees.
Victorian Government funding supported this project through the Off-leash Dog Parks – Economic Stimulus Program.