Sunday, 27 June 2010
a truly dog-friendly park
Yarra Bend Park is a great place to go with a dog. After community consultation last year, Parks Victoria has begun to add features that make it suitable for off-lead and on-lead recreation. When I read the plan last year I was excited, and now to see those ideas become reality is extremely satisfying.
Here are some of the features we saw today:
Shaded areas to relax:
Paths where we are allowed to have Penny offlead - long winding paths that go in a circle, so we don't have to retrace our steps:
Seating scattered around so dogs won't congregate around owners who are resting:
But, best of all, we feel welcome. We don't feel that having a dog with us makes us second-class citizens.