Off-leash dog park in Sherwood/Graceville

Principal Petitioner Helen D, Sherwood
Date Closed Sat, 23 Dec 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 4 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council the lack of off-leash dog parks in Sherwood. Residents of the area love our parks and walking dogs, but there are not enough areas where dogs can roam freely off leash. The closest off-leash dog parks are at the most northern end of Graceville and at Corinda (or Yeronga or Rocklea). Children who play in our parks would also benefit. Strickland Terrace has ample room for an off-leash dog park, as does the Sherwood Abouretum.

Your petitioners request that Council considers the installation of an off-leash dog park in Strickland Terrace or the Sherwood Abouretum.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting that Council consider installing a dog off-leash park in Strickland Terrace Park or the Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood.

Council has completed an onsite investigation and considered your request.

Council does not support the proposal to install a dog off-leash area in Strickland Terrace Park or Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood, due to the close proximity of two existing dog off-leash areas at Faulkner Park, Graceville, and George Scarlett Park, Corinda.

Strickland Terrace Park is located 1.1 kilometres away from a dog off-leash area in Faulkner Park, Graceville, which currently provides vehicle parking and connectivity via pathway linkages from Strickland Terrace Park. A second dog off-leash area is located 2.1 kilometres south of Strickland Terrace Park, and is located within George Scarlett Park, Corinda.

Sherwood Arboretum is a heritage-listed park managed by Council. A dog off-leash area has not been identified within the existing masterplan for this park and it is unlikely the embellishment of this type of facility would be supported due to the heritage value of the Arboretum.

Thank you for raising this matter.