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Three new dog friendly parks in Rockhampton

September 26, 2023 10:10 am in by
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You can now unleash your dog at three dog friendly parks across the Rockhampton region, as part of a 12 month trial.

It includes Kershaw Gardens Southern Precinct, Eddie Baker Park in Norman Gardens and Remembrance Park in Gracemere.

Rockhampton Regional Council Parks, Sport and Public Space portfolio Councillor, Cherie Rutherford, says Council received responses overwhelmingly in favour of more dog friendly parks during community consultation late last year.

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“Our four legged friends are an extension of our family, and so it is only appropriate with how we love to live outdoors all year round, that we make more enjoyable spaces available to both pets and their owners.

“With responsible pet ownership, it’s important that dogs are socialised and exercised, so the introduction of three new dog off leash parks to Rockhampton and Gracemere will have a number of positive flow on effects for our community.

Council’s Planning and Regulation Councillor Grant Mathers said he is encouraging responsible pet owners to enjoy these additional parks until the trial concludes in June 2024.

“The benefits will be seen through social interaction between dogs and also between residents who have told us loud and clear that they would like to see more dog friendly parks across the Region, and that’s something we are keen to deliver for our community.

“Over the next year we will assess the effectiveness and functionality of the three parks so that we can provide more spaces that are inclusive to both our two-legged and four-legged community members.

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“Until then, I encourage residents to give us their feedback on these trial locations.”

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