New dog park opens at Chadwick Reserve

Published on 25 September 2023

A group of happy dog owners at the opening of the Chadwick Reserve dog park.

Pooch owners of the south-east rejoice! Chadwick Reserve in Dingley Village is now home to an all-new and improved off-leash dog park.

The old off-leash area has been transformed into a 3000 square metre enclosed doggie haven, with new agility equipment, a large run about area, nature play features, a stick library, and everything pet owners need to enjoy a great outing with their pups, including dog waste bag dispensers and plenty of shelter and seating.

In a first for Kingston, the park has a separate area for small dogs who might prefer to play with others their own size.

Mayor Hadi Saab said the new park is the latest way Kingston is supporting our pet owners across the city.

“We are an animal loving Council and committed to ensuring we are providing the best possible spaces for our furry friends to safely exercise and socialise,” Cr Saab said.

The mayor said Chadwick Reserve is a great place to visit for non-dog owners too.

“Council has invested heavily in the reserve over the past three years, to make it an inviting space for people of all ages to get active and spend time outdoors,” Cr Saab said.

“We’ve done lots of planting to make it brighter, greener, and more welcoming, built a beautiful new pavilion, upgraded the basketball court and BMX track, and reconstructed the oval.

“A new barbecue, picnic table and shelter have been installed, and there is lots of seating and park benches throughout the reserve.

“The newly upgraded playground has been really popular with Kingston kids too, featuring all ages play equipment, including accessible swings and nature play elements.

“Chadwick really is a great place to be.”

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