New spots to go walkies with your fur babies

Calling all dog lovers! Now there are two more pup-friendly parks in western Sydney to explore with your fur-baby.

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Director Open Space and Urban Canopy, Fiona Morrison, today officially announced the opening of new gated dog parks in Hebersham and Quakers Hill.

Ms Morrison said the Department gave Blacktown City Council a $190,000 helping paw to open new off-leash parks at Heber Park and Paterson Reserve.

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Dog running off leash in park.

“This ensures our canine residents and their humans have fun places to explore beyond their home, where they can blow off pent-up energy, discover new smells, and frolic with friends,” said Ms Morrison.

“Because there is nothing a dog loves more than being allowed off-leash to play with other dogs and explore.

“These dog parks will help meet growing demand from residents moving into the area as a result of the Department’s planning for new communities.

“Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali said he was so pleased to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with the Department to give his community their 15th and 16th off-leash areas.

It’s great to have two new dog parks to choose from when I take our family pet, Snoopy, out for a walk. As a dog owner, I know that fenced parks are a must to ensure our beloved pets are safe and can’t run out onto the road,” Mr Bali said.

The Department has also provided $100,000 to Campbelltown City Council towards a dog park in Baden Powell Reserve, Bradbury, and $60,000 to Canterbury-Bankstown Council for an off-leash area in Ruse Park, Bankstown.

The three local councils have also each provided funding contributions to the projects.The four dog parks are being delivered as part of the Department’s Accelerated Open Space and Parklands Program.

All four are fenced and they each have a bubbler with tap and dog bowl, bins, and signs explaining the do’s and don’ts of dog parks.

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