Monday, June 24, 2024

Dog park construction unleashed

Ararat’s Off-Leash Dog Park is now under construction, after being announced last August.

The park is the latest development coming to the Ararat Active Corridor, creating a central place for Ararat residents, to exercise, socialise, skate, and now also play with their pets.

Acting Chief Executive Officer of Ararat Rural City Council, Julie Cronin expressed her excitement for the project, and its benefits to the community.

“The off-leash dog park is a great addition to the Ararat Active Corridor and will be an asset to dog owners when it is completed,” said Ms Cronin.

“This is the next development in Ararat Active Corridor, which has already seen upgrades and developments, such as a new skate park and basketball courts last year.”

She said the new dog park would be an asset to pet owners, who would benefit from being able to socialise with other dog owners, as well as give their dogs the ability to play with other dogs.

“Allowing dogs to play with each other in places such as dog parks is shown to have great benefits for them, making them happier, healthier and less aggressive,” Ms Cronin said.

“The park will create a safe place for the pets, and become a place which makes great social connections among our local pet owners.”

The project is anticipated to be completed in the coming months, pending weather and restrictions. It has been made possible through a Victorian Government grant of $85,000 from the Suburban parks Program. 

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