Chapel Street Dog Park - Official opening this Saturday!


WHAT:                 Official opening of the new Chapel Street Dog Park, with a coffee cart serving egg and
     bacon rolls as well as plenty of doggie treats on offer 

WHEN:                Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 10.30am

WHERE:              Chapel Street Dog Park, 136 Chapel Street, Glenorchy

WHO:                  Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston and her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Toby
    Glenorchy dogs of all shapes and sizes and their loving owners 

Dogs and their loving owners from across greater Hobart are invited to check out the latest hound hot-spot, with Glenorchy City Council to officially open the upgraded Chapel Street Dog Park this Saturday (13 April) at 10:30 am.

Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston said the revamped park answered strong calls from the community to have a fully enclosed dog walking area in close proximity to the Glenorchy CDB. 

“Council is investing more than $80,000 to upgrade the park for the enjoyment of all of its users, including dog owners,” Mayor Johnston said. 

“While the Chapel Street Reserve was already an off-lead dog area, providing a large space for dogs and their owners to exercise, it didn’t provide the security of an enclosed space.

“The park has now been fully enclosed with a 1.8-metre chain mesh fence and air-lock gates to prevent any pups from escaping. 

“An access gate has also been installed in Jackson Street and a number of fences backing onto the park have been repaired to ensure the safety of our municipality’s canine community.”

Mayor Johnston said new signage with information on how to use the park is being installed as well as a dog water bubbler, giving pooches access to fresh water as they run themselves ragged. 

“Future features of the park will include new bins with compostable dog litter bags as well as rocks, logs and trees, creating an enticing and stimulating environment for our furry friends,” she said.

“Council will also be providing more seating for our human park users and we are currently working on improving the paths around the park, which we hope to have completed by June this year.

“The park is already a barking success, with Council receiving excellent reviews from users so far and our doggie residents giving it a resounding paws-up.”