A new fenced off-leash dog park for Chadwick Reserve

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Council has received a number of community requests for a fenced off-leash dog area at Chadwick Reserve.

As part of Council’s redevelopment of Chadwick Reserve, the existing off-leash dog area will be transformed into a 3000 square metre enclosed dog park (please see concept plan and images in the Documents library to the right), featuring:

  • new granitic sand and grass areas
  • dog agility equipment
  • dog litter bag dispensers
  • shelter, seating, bins and drinking fountains
  • new trees and shrubs.

The project will also provide new concrete paths to connect to the shared use path along the Mordialloc Bypass to the main oval and to the surrounding streets, Albert Place and Torquay Close.

In accordance with Council’s Urban Cooling Strategy (2020), this project will also include the planting of over 300 new trees in the areas immediately surrounding the off-leash dog park.

Have your say

We would appreciate your feedback on the proposed fenced off-leash dog park.

You can share your views by:

Consultation closes 5pm Friday 19 November.

Council has received a number of community requests for a fenced off-leash dog area at Chadwick Reserve.

As part of Council’s redevelopment of Chadwick Reserve, the existing off-leash dog area will be transformed into a 3000 square metre enclosed dog park (please see concept plan and images in the Documents library to the right), featuring:

  • new granitic sand and grass areas
  • dog agility equipment
  • dog litter bag dispensers
  • shelter, seating, bins and drinking fountains
  • new trees and shrubs.

The project will also provide new concrete paths to connect to the shared use path along the Mordialloc Bypass to the main oval and to the surrounding streets, Albert Place and Torquay Close.

In accordance with Council’s Urban Cooling Strategy (2020), this project will also include the planting of over 300 new trees in the areas immediately surrounding the off-leash dog park.

Have your say

We would appreciate your feedback on the proposed fenced off-leash dog park.

You can share your views by:

Consultation closes 5pm Friday 19 November.

A new fenced off-leash dog park for Chadwick Reserve

Council has received a number of community requests for a fenced off-leash dog area at Chadwick Reserve.

As part of Council’s redevelopment of Chadwick Reserve, the existing off-leash dog area will be transformed into a 3000 square metre enclosed dog park. 

We would appreciate your feedback on the proposed plans for the dog park.

Please leave your comments here.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

this has to happen. please make sure that no big mud puddles can form
every park we go to can not be used due to bad drainage or planning. lots of bins for gog poo to go in. no one likes walking a mile to a bin with a pooey smelly bag.

r h 16 days ago

This is a brilliant additives for this area of Dingley, well done Kingston. Now that the new oval has deemed a once ‘off leash’ area, an ‘on leash’ area, it’s going to provide a great spot for the high daily volume of dogs that frequent the spot.
The agility equipment is also a fantastic idea, nice to see the council acknowledge the mental & physical nourishment that dogs need.

Would highly recommend further consideration to enlarge the area, there’s plenty of space to make it bigger & if a small dog area is introduced, it will def need to be increased.
The drainage will have to be addressed, it gets so waterlogged in most of that section.

Andrea Perkins 29 days ago

Looking forward to a fenced off dog area but would be great to see a seperate area for the big dogs and small dogs like other areas have done. The small dogs get intimidated with the bigger ones and would be great to see 2 seperate areas instead of one. Thanks!!

Nikki Formoso about 1 month ago

There are so many nasty large dogs and so horrible attacks. It would be great to have a seperate small dog area, the same as springers rec park on lower dandy rd keysborough.

KAA about 1 month ago

Cannot wait for this addition to the Chadwick Reserve park. Would love for a separate section for smaller dogs like the one at Tatterson Park Keysborough.

JacquiB2021 about 1 month ago

This is a great idea and such a valuable addition to the Chadwick reserve development. It would be really beneficial to have a seperate fenced off area for smaller breeds of dogs just like the dog park at tatterson park in keysborough.

Dylan87 about 1 month ago

Hi I feel this is a wonderful project to really enhance the local community area.
If possible I would suggest concrete to be used for all pathways around the area including the oval and playground as it does get a bit muddy with the stone paths.
Also with the dog area is it could have a way to be child friendly as an example our son is autistic and my be overwhelmed if too many dogs etc in one spot so might be good to have a small section for smaller dogs and children

Chris casmi about 1 month ago

This would be a great idea- fully supported by a Dingley resident!

Jean Moores-Chadwick about 1 month ago

Dog agility course would be great!

Catt Miller about 1 month ago

I would love a dog park, such a fantastic idea. Agree that the area marked does become a swamp after rain and a small dog area would be fantastic as there have been too many dog attacks. Would really love to have this local instead of travelling to keysborough for a safe play.

Anesh about 1 month ago

Good concept. However I think the enclosed area should be larger. It is a very large unfenced area at present and could be extended to the west and south and still leave plenty of space for general recreation outside the dog park. If there are several dogs using the park at once it is better to have more room for them to exercise without being too close to each other, especially if they are intimidated by larger dogs.
The drainage needs to be improved. That area becomes a quagmire in places after rain.
The new footpaths/bike paths connecting to the shared use path along the Mordialloc Freeway and the plantings of new trees and shrubs will be a big improvement, .

Magpie about 1 month ago

Love it BUT would love to see a separate enclosed space for small breed dogs only like the one at Tatterson Park in Keysborough. This has the potential to decrease injuries/stress to smaller dogs by having their own space. The main part could be an all dogs area for small dogs that are accustomed/like mixing with the bigger breeds.

Marlo Rachor about 1 month ago

Fantastic initiative and great utilisation of space. I hope the surrounding fence and gates will be full length to cater for smaller dogs

AndrewM about 1 month ago

I think this is a great idea! It's a fantastic size for dogs to safely run around. It looks a lot more engaging then the one on Spring Road we currently attend.

Mel85 about 1 month ago

Fantastic concept - I would hope this will lead to strict implementation of the dog on-leash provisions for the recently reconstructed oval which constantly has non-compliant dogs off-leash.

Village Dweller about 1 month ago

Fantastic news looking forward to the fenced off dog park.

Grace and Steve about 1 month ago

A really awesome concept utilising what is a pretty empty area of the reserve. Will be convenient for those of us who live in the southern end of Dingley. Always love the planting of new trees and plants too.

Ben Collins about 1 month ago

This is a fantastic idea. So many locals walk their dogs here and having a designated dog area that is fenced would allow more people more enjoyment of the area. It would also ensure the safety of our beloved pets and all other users of different areas of the park.

VictoriaL about 1 month ago

I would love this to happen as I walk to Chadwick everyday for the last 4 years. I have never my dog off lead as I’m worried she will make her way to the road. I have been to other fenced dog parks but what I have noticed as my dog is a small dog there are places she can get out from under the fence. My only suggestion would be please make sure the fence is close enough to the ground so small dogs can’t get under.

Coco about 1 month ago

This is a fantastic idea! Such a large area is ideal. Although please ensure drainage issues are fixed or this area could turn into a mud pit in winter.

C.berry about 2 months ago
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