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Play equipment to enhance canine cavorting

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 17 June 2021

A run in the Community Dog Park is about to get more adventurous through the addition of dog play equipment.

The play equipment includes several timber items built by Warrnambool Men’s Shed members and a large concrete culvert.

A number of pieces of locally sourced bluestone will also be added which will help protect the wooden equipment and double up as informal seats.

“These will be great additions to the very popular dog park,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Vicki Jellie said.

“I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of the Dog Park Community Working Group led by Anne Vickery.

“And a huge thank you to the Men’s Shed for their in-kind labour and the concrete for the project has been kindly donated by Rapid Mix, just over the road from Victoria Park.

“This really is a great example of a Council and community partnership.”

Council has been able to repurpose some materials that had been stockpiled at the Council Depot.

The cost of the play equipment is under $5000.

A small section of the dog park will be closed from June 16 while the equipment is installed.

Weather permitting the project will be completed within a week.

The dog park was opened in 2019 and includes a FOGO bin, drinking fountain, dog bowl and tap.

In April last year the dog park was doubled in size to 4000sqm – about an acre.

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