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Hazelmere Road Reserve in Glengowrie has a dog park, sports courts and a regional playground.

Dog Park Upgrade

A concept plan was presented to the community in July 2018. Opportunities to provide feedback were made available through an online survey and during an onsite consultation session.

The top 4 requests were for:

  • A larger all dog area (reduce small dog area)
  • Lighting
  • Additional drink fountain
  • Additional shelter

The Final Concept Plan includes:

  • Reduction to the size of the Small Dog Area
  • Additional drink fountain in the All Dog Area
  • Additional shelter in the All Dog Area
  • Increased grass area

External funding opportunities to install lighting will be investigated.

Read the comments and analysis from the consultation here: 
Community Engagement Report | Concept Plan | September 2018.

Construction will commence in early 2019.

Project Background

Final Concept Plan | September 2018

The Final Concept Plan was developed following consultation with the community in July 2018.

Concept Plan | June 2018

On 26 June 2018, Council endorsed Hazelmere Road Reserve as a designated dog park and endorsed the upgrade of the reserve.

The design of the concept plan was a result of consultation with the community through the Shortlisted Sites Survey.

 To view a copy of the report and minutes:

Council endorsed minor improvements for Dumbarton Avenue Reserve, Edwardstown | 26 June 2018

At the General Council meeting on Tuesday 26 June 2018, Council endorsed minor improvements for Dumbarton Avenue Reserve including landscaping, drink fountain with dog bowl and seating.

Cadell Street Reserve, Seaview Downs removed from shortlisted sites

Due to community opposition to Cadell Street Reserve, this location was removed from the shortlisted sites at the 27 March 2018 General Council Meeting

 To view a copy of the report and minutes:

Shortlisted Sites Survey | February/March 2018

A survey on 3 potential locations for a new dog park occurred from 21 February 2018 to 18 March 2018.

Read the comments and analysis from the consultation here:
Community Engagement Report | Shortlisted Sites | June 2018.

Shortlisted Sites | December 2017

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:

Initial Community Survey | August/September 2017

This survey was open from 15 August 2017 until 18 September 2017.

The 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 here:
Community Engagement Report | October 2017.

Council Commits to a New Dog Park

The Animal Management Plan 2012 - 2017 identified the need to investigate the creation of two dog parks. The first dog park was officially opened at Reserve Street Reserve, Trott Park in September 2016.

The 2016 – 2019 Business Plan includes the additional dog park as an initiative under the Liveable theme. The three-year Open Space Works program also includes the additional dog park as a project for consultation and design (2017/18) followed by development (2018/19).

An Elected Member Forum was held on 20 June 2017 to introduce the project, present initial location analysis and to seek Elected Member input into the planning of a new dog park.  Elected Member feedback included undertaking broad community consultation to understand preferred locations as well as the preferred type of dog park.

Existing Dog Park

Hazelmere Road Reserve has been a popular place for locals to exercise their dogs for years.  The reserve is fully fenced with shelter, picnic tables and a drinking fountain.


The playground was upgraded in 2011 with shade sails added in 2016.

The playground features a small rock climbing wall up to a side-by-side slide.  There are swings and a springer.

Spin around on the stand-up-spinner, the spinning cup or the supanova (the round spinning blue disc).

For a birds-eye view attempt the climb up the climbing net or stay down low and relax on the hammock.

A toilet is accessible from the playground side.


There is 3 on 3 basketball court, two tennis courts and two netball courts for public use.  There are also bike racks.


There are two toilets at this reserve - one accessible from the playground and the other from the dog park side.

Picnic tables, shelter and BBQ make it a great spot to spend the day with the family.


Nearby parks

Hamilton Park Reserve Playground Multistation 2

Hamilton Park Reserve


Hamilton Avenue

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Stanley Street Reserve Playground 1

Stanley Street Reserve


Stanley Street

View park
Denham Avenue Reserve Three Trees 1

Denham Avenue Reserve


Denham Avenue

View park

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