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.

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