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A new dog park for Essendon West – have your say!

A new dog park for Essendon West

Moonee Valley City Council is calling upon the community to have their say on the draft design of Moonee Valley’s newest dog park until 5pm on Monday, 4 October.

Mayor Cam Nation said that Council has listened to residents’ feedback from consultations held in 2020 around a new fenced dog park in Moonee Valley, and we’re excited to create a space for our furry friends at Cliff Whitworth Reserve.

“The new dog park at Cliff Whitworth Reserve proposes to include a grassed open run about area, small rock scramble areas, agility equipment for training and developing confidence in dogs, and amenities such as double entry gates, seating, a drinking fountain, and planting with trees for shade,” said Cr Nation.

“Dog parks provide a safe area for dogs to run off-lead and socialise with other dogs while their owners also enjoy some time outside,” said Cr Nation.

The design has designated the upper flatter area for the exclusive fenced dog only park, while retaining the lower grassed area for general recreational use for the broader community. The design demonstrates how a balance can be achieved to meet a variety of needs for the whole community within the park.

Feedback on the draft design is due by 5pm on Monday, 4 October and can be provided by:

For information and updates visit yoursay.mvcc.vic.gov.au/cliffwhitworthdogpark or call 9243 8888.