A designated dog off-leash park will soon open on the corner of Dryburgh and Miller streets in West Melbourne, making it the closet dog park to the CBD.
CBD dog owners will finally have the chance to let their pooches roam free at this purposely-built 2450sqm dog park, to be opened at the end of October.
The dog park was created as part of the West Melbourne Park expansion plan, following community consultation in 2011 on a proposal to trial timed dog off-leash use in Hawke and Adderley Street Park in West Melbourne. This project did not proceed at the time due to safety concerns.
The council decided to discontinue a portion of Miller St and other nearby roads and create a new open space for dogs to play off-leash at the new location in 2012 after seeing strong demand from local pet owners.
Ron Barassi Senior Park in Docklands is being trialled as a dog off-leash park.