"The City has more than 100 reserves that are regularly used as exercise areas for the 19,000 registered dogs living in the area but these areas are not fenced, and they are shared with playgrounds, sporting facilities and other recreation areas." (City of Rockingham)
The $165,000 project includes two separate spaces, one for small dogs and one for all dogs, plus various activity zones to minimise high-speed free running and encourage interaction. There are also dog drinking fountains, shady trees, seating for parents to watch their fur babies, mounds for the dogs to climb on and a 1.8m high boundary fence with a 1.5m solid, internal dividing fence.
The council says they will eventually build other enclosed dog parks that are going to be provided throughout the City of Rockingham and surround, and with planning already underway for a second one in Baldivis.