The City of Armadale's first designated off leash dog exercise area was officially opened on Monday 16 April, 2018 and received a round of a-paws from the four legged attendees.
The 0.51 hectares dog park features three separate fully fenced exercise areas to cater for small, medium and large dogs within part of the John Dunn Reserve.
The boundary fence is 1.6m high with an internal fence to divide the three areas.
Each area includes shelters, seating, dog drink fountains, sand pits, dog agility and exercise equipment and land scaped gardens for dog lovers and their furry friends to enjoy.
Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said it's fantastic to have a designated space where dogs are welcome to run free and their owners can have fun and socialise without the risk of their dog running off.
“With more than 11,800 registered dogs in the City of Armadale the park will promote socialisation for dogs and interaction between dog owners.
“These days with limited space in the average backyard, and more high density dwellings, dogs often don't have much space to exercise and the park offers a fenced area and a great environment especially for elderly or people with disability to exercise their dogs.
“Taking your dog to this type of exercise area can also help relieve boredom and release pent up energy and may even reduce unwanted behaviour such as excessive barking,” he said.
This project was made possible through the support of the Member for Armadale Dr Tony Buti MLA, who contributed $40,000 towards its development through the Community Improvement Fund, designed to support councils and community organisations throughout the electorate.