Dog Parks

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Dog parks are a type of park where dogs can play, exercise and socialise off-leash with their owners. They provide an outlet for natural dog behaviours such as running, chasing, playing and barking in a secure environment.

The City of Marion is providing meaningful opportunities to exercise, interact and get out and about with your pets in our parks and reserves.

New dog park

Council has committed to build a new dog park in 2018/2019.

Shortlisted sites

At the 12 December 2017 General Council Meeting, 3 sites were shortlisted as potential locations for the new dog park;

 To view a copy of the report and minutes:

Community survey

A community survey was undertaken to seek the community’s view on location, size and key features to be included in the park.  

Council received over 200 responses to the online engagement and the community showed strong support (98%) for the development of a new dog park.

Comments supporting the proposal included having a dog park with separate areas for small and large dogs, the importance of maintaining responsible dog behaviour and the broader community and social benefits that dog parks can bring.

Comments not supporting the proposal included concerns with dog behaviour and a preference to upgrade existing dog parks.

The majority of respondents 52.8% would prefer a park with separate areas for small and large dogs, with 35.4% preferring a park for all dogs in one area and 7% preferring a park for small dogs only.

The survey results can be viewed on our Making Marion website

Next steps

Consultation will occur in March 2018 to seek feedback from the community about the 3 shortlisted sites. This feedback will inform the development of concept options for Council to consider a final site for the new dog park.

Contact us

For further information, please contact:

Amy Liddicoat
Open Space and Recreation Planner
Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Email amy.liddicoat@marion.sa.gov.au

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Dog parks in the City of Marion 

Reserve Street Reserve, Trott Park

Reserve Street Reserve Dog Park in Trott Park is Council’s first official dog park and was opened in September 2016. The park features a large dedicated dog park with a biodiversity area, a playground, picnic area with BBQ and shelter, 3 on 3 Basketball and a grassed kickabout area.

Hazelmere Road Reserve, Glengowrie 

Hazelmere Road Reserve isn't an official dog park, however it is a large off-leash park that is popular for exercising dogs. It includes a playground, toilets, drink fountain, seating, shelter, sports courts and a basketball key. A BBQ is available at the site, making it a great spot to spend the day with the family.

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Dogs in parks

Dog owners can exercise their pets in about 250 parks and reserves in the City of Marion.

There are 97 parks where dogs must be on-leash and 150 parks where dogs can exercise off-leash.

Currently dogs must be on leash at all times with 5 meters of a playground, at the wetlands or at any park when organised sport is being played.

More information about the management and control of dogs in the City of Marion is detailed in the Dog's By-Law

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