ATTACHMENT No: 1 - Attachment 1 - Dog Park Feasibility Attributes Table

 

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5.2 Dog park attributes

 

Attribute

Essential

Desirable

Comments

Fencing 1.2 metres high

 

No right angled corners to avoid dogs or people being cornered

Enclosures

Single

Separate small dog area

Time out area

Dog training area

 

 

 

 

 

Consider separate spaces if space allows. Small dog areas support older owners and owners with disabilities that have small dogs.

Time out area allows for calming of overly excited dogs

Minimum 2 double gated Entry/Exit

 

Minimum of 2 entries to avoid congestion, larger park may require more.

Universal/disability accessible

Maintenance access gateway

 

 

Rules signage

 

 

Location/Accessibilty

 

 

Pathways

Approach

Internal

Textured

 

 

 

 

 

Paved around entry to prevent wear and puddling.

Accessible pathways for owners within the dog park

Natural features including shade

 

Taking into consideration any environmentally sensitive areas

Seating

 

Needs to be fully accessible

Water people and dogs

 

Needs to be fully accessible

Shelter/Shade structures

 

Located away from entry points to avoid congestion

Positive co-location attributes eg. picnic facilities, play equipment

 

Must be located outside but in close proximity to dog park

Off street car parking

 

Universal/disability access

Attribute

Essential

Desirable

Comments

Toilets

 

Universal/disability access

Activity areas for dogs

 

Includes rummaging and open play areas. Sensory surfaces, vegetation planting

Agility/educational equipment

 

Some equipment (such as sit stay platforms) can also double as seating for owners

Landscaping

 

Vegetation, screen planting, mounding

Vegetation along approach fencing

 

Assists in minimizing eye contact with approaching dogs and dogs in park assists in noise management

Adequate drainage

 

Needs to be provided to ensure site remains usable all year

Sensory stimulation/surfaces (grass, mulch, gravel, sand, hard paving)

 

A variety of surfaces, vegetation and topography builds dog confidence with exposure to a variety of stimuli

Dog litter bins

 

As Maroondah has a local law to carry dog litter bag, dispensers are not considered to be necessary as they are often vandalized and require significant maintenance, including keeping stocked with bags

Buffering from neighbouring residential properties

 

To minimise the impact on neighbouring residents location needs to be well considered for both noise and parking

Lighting

 

 

Option to be considered

Notice Board

 

 

Option to be considered