Council is consulting on a proposed fenced dog park concept plan. We welcome community feedback on the project, including the concept design, location and any other matters you wish to comment on.
The results of this consultation will be presented to Council for a decision on whether to proceed with the project.
The consultation is open until 5pm, Wednesday 27 February.
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View the concept plan
Details of the dog park pilot
Part of Fritsch Holzer Park has been identified as the preferred site to pilot the development of Boroondara’s first dedicated dog park.
The entire park is to retain its dog off-leash designation.
Fritsch Holzer Park is currently segmented into a mix of grass areas, a sportsground and wetland area, and is surrounded by a network of gravel pathways. The proposed site for the dog park pilot sits within the middle of the park and is encircled on three sides by low mounds planted out with trees and shrubs.
Existing benefits of this site include:
- high use site by dog owners
- existing amenities including toilet, seating and shelters
- extensive existing natural vegetation buffers
- existing circulation pathways
- proximity from busy roads.
Key features of the design include:
- dog nature play - balancing logs and rocks and a dog sand pit
- dog bag dispenser, signage and bins
- shelter/meeting place including seating and a picnic table
- accessible drink fountain with bottle refill and dog bowl
- open grassed area for active play
- irrigation to protect grass surface
- 1.5m high fully enclosed fence with multiple entries
- shade trees
- additional path connections
Frequently asked questions
For more information about this pilot, read these helpful FAQs.