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Published on 09 February 2023

Have your say on the south’s new dog park

A new dog park and toilet block is headed to Woodcroft’s Hurtle John Potter Reserve and the City of Onkaparinga wants your feedback.

The state government, with the support of Nat Cook (Member for Hurtle Vale), has committed $500,000 for construction of an enclosed off-leash dog park, public toilet and other improvements at the Investigator Drive reserve in response to community feedback.

It’s anticipated the proposed dog park will include:

  • several dog activity areas suitable for sniff and play
  • seating benches and seats to be located throughout the park
  • shelters
  • dog bag dispense units and bins
  • drinking fountain with dog bowl.

The new facilities will add to the existing playground, skate park and drinking fountain at the popular reserve, and will join three other off-leash dog parks in the council area.

You can view the concept plan and answers to frequently answered questions at council’s Your Say page, where you can provide your feedback until Monday 20 February.

Meanwhile, in neighbouring Morphett Vale, council also wants the community’s feedback on a proposed upgrade of Wakefield Reserve by 20 February.

This is the second stage of community engagement for the upgrade, with the community’s initial feedback having been taken into consideration by council, which has now amended the concept plan. Changes include:

  • additional gravel path with fitness equipment creating a fitness loop
  • Australian rules football goal posts in addition to the futsal soccer goal
  • basketball and netball half court
  • additional shelters and picnic tables
  • additional dog bag dispenser and bin
  • solar reserve lighting along the shared use boulevard
  • additional lawn kick around and picnic area
  • flyaway zipline
  • hanging roundabout monsoon four swing
  • three-bay swing including basket swing
  • four-bay swing including toddler swings
  • drinking fountain with dog bowl
  • additional tree planting

The state government, with the support of Katrine Hildyard MP for Reynell, is funding $250,000, with council having approved $400,000 towards the project, which is expected to be delivered in 2023.

View the concept plan and have you say at council’s Your Say page.