Feb 18, 2011

Off-leash Dog Area ­ Sir Joseph Banks Park

By the end of next month our City’s second off-leash area for dogs will be open.  We had more than a few requests for an off-leash area apart from Astrolabe Park in Daceyville, especially since the forshore area along Botany Bay has been lost to that Port expansion that we bitterly opposed.
We were slightly delayed in completing the new off-leash area because of delays in the supply of materials but now we’re back on track.
The off-leash area is off Hayden Place, Botany and there is sufficient distance from the nearest residential areas.  I have had a few nearby residents express concern about noise but I think the distance is more than enough to reduce any noise.
There are new plantings to soften the area’s fencing and facilities for those who bring their dogs to exercise.  Special plastic bags and bins are available to ensure that any dogs’ mess is cleaned up – and I know the dog owners who will use the area will clean up after their animals.

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