Dog agility park — the first in Glen Eira

Following extensive community consultation from October to December 2017, Council approved a concept plan for a new dog agility park to be developed in Caulfield East.

The park, which is an action in the Glen Eira Council and Community Plan 2017–2021, will be developed at The Wedge, located at the eastern end of Glen Eira Road.

The Wedge, which is Crown land, is now managed by Council and funding for the development of the site has been provided by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The eight week consultation revealed strong support for this type of park in Glen Eira.

Community engagement included an online discussion forum via Have your Say, which included 3D images and concept plans; social media posts via Council’s What’s on Facebook page; the distribution of information flyers; information posted via Council’s website and in Council’s monthly newspaper; onsite signage; and e-newsletters.

This will be the first dog specific area in Glen Eira and will provide owners with the opportunity to train their pets in a fully-fenced and structured environment.

Key elements of the design include:

    • a dog agility training area;
    • a small dog area;
    • an off-leash run and play area;
    • an off-leash rock scramble area (a sensory zone with garden beds, a dry creek bed, rocks and logs); and
    • a passive open space.

This new passive area will be for broader community use and will include drink fountains, bins and a range of seating, as well as shade provided by existing trees.

Click here to see further information about the new dog agility park