Dog owners and their four-legged friends are set to descend on Belmont Dog Park, with the centre re-opening following significant remediation work.
The Belmont Dog Park was undergoing routine maintenance works before a series of flood events in late 2022 led to a three-month closure.
Flood repair works have included:
- pumping water out of the site, on three separate occasions
- replacement of 350 metres of kikuyu turf
- reinstatement of all gravel paths
- repair of the irrigation system
- replacement of dead trees and shrubs
- re-mulching of all garden beds
- reinstatement of large logs that had floated around the park,planting of 200 new native grasses, andthe laying of new sand in the sand pit, including the installation of large mudstones as a border.
Mayor Trent Sullivan
I welcome the re-opening of this popular facility and thank our region’s pet owners for their understanding through the repair process.
We know that many of the City’s dog owners have waited patiently to see this very popular facility re-open.
With repeated flooding and many hours spent pumping water out of the park – on numerous occasions – it’s quite an achievement to see the park presented as it is today.
I also take the opportunity to congratulate our parks team for doing a terrific job in returning this much-loved space to such great condition.
Councillor Ron Nelson – Kardinia Ward
I also applaud the re-opening of the park and expect to see it come in for significant use over the remainder of the summer.
To say this park is popular is an understatement and we know that dogs and their owners will welcome its return with great enthusiasm.
Last year’s flood event provided numerous setbacks to the maintenance crew, however we’re fortunate to still have the promise of plenty of nice weather for people and their dogs to enjoy this popular facility.
The Belmont Dog Park is a fantastic social play space for humans and dogs alike, while also providing connection for owners and their much-loved pets looking for more social connections coming out of the Covid environment.