Thursday, May 30, 2024

Penrith park makeover a barking success

Penrith City Council’s North St Marys Dog Park has reopened following the completion of a series of upgrades aimed at making it a welcoming space for dogs and their owners.  

Mayor, Tricia Hitchen said the upgraded dog park would provide pets and their owners with a greater sense of comfort through a variety of new features.  

“The new fenced off-leash areas that have been separated for dogs of small and large size is an exciting new upgrade as it means that all dogs can enjoy the space with less anxiety,” Mayor Hitchen said. 

“For dogs with energy to burn, dog agility equipment has been installed for some extra fun”. 

“We believe that this upgraded dog park will not only bring joy to our beloved pets but also foster a sense of community among local dog owners.” 

In addition to the new fenced off-leash area with dual air-locked gates and dog agility equipment, the upgrades include a range of amenities. Dog-friendly drinking fountains have been installed, while waste bag dispensers and bins have been conveniently placed throughout the park to promote responsible pet ownership and help keep the park clean.  

Trees and shrubs have been planted and accessible seating with shelter has been incorporated, allowing visitors to relax and watch their dogs.  

This project was funded by Council and the NSW Government through the Community Building Partnership program. 

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Western Sydney, Prue Car said the upgraded facilities allow dogs and their owners the chance to socialise in a safe and accessible space.  

“The separated off-leash areas for dogs of different sizes alongside the addition of accessible seating offers an inviting space for dogs and their owners,” Minister Car said.  

“With plenty of room for dogs to run around, this spacious park is a welcome addition to the community of North St Marys.” 

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