New Broadmeadows dog off-leash park a barking success

The new Broadmeadows dog off-leash park located in the John Ilhan Memorial reserve is proving very popular with dogs and their owners.

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore said the new facility is a safe and secure place for people to exercise their dogs, with a 1.2 metre perimeter fence and a separate fenced area for smaller dogs within the new park.

“The park also boasts new agility training equipment made from composite material which includes a dog bridge, wave poles, tunnel, sit/stay platform and hurdles.

“This new dog park is a welcome addition to Hume and follows the success of the Craigieburn dog park.

“Regular exercise is important for our canine companions’ health and happiness, with exercise also shown to help alleviate boredom and undesirable habits such as barking or digging.

The new off-leash dog park will also provide:

  • 3,900m2 fully fenced area
  • double gates and two entry/exit points
  • amenities for users (dogs and people), including a drinking fountain with a dog water bowl, bins with dog-waste bags, seating and shelter.

Cr Moore reminded everyone using the new dog park to abide by the rules and ensure their dogs are obedient enough to be controlled while off-leash.

“The rules are in place, so everyone can enjoy the park safely, until your pet has the socialisation and obedience training to respond to your voice commands they must stay on a lead, even within the park.

Important park rules, dogs must:

  • wear a collar
  • wear current Council Registration tags
  • be fully supervised
  • be under effective voice control
  • be on a leash outside the dog park

Cr Moore said pets are an important part of the family and Council is excited to offer another safe and secure place for you to spend quality time with your dog.

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