Region’s first off-leash Dog Park to open this weekend

​Calling all dog owners and their four-legged pooches: the Lockyer Valley's first off-leash dog park is almost ready!

Come along to the Laidley Recreation Reserve this Sunday 15 July at 2pm to celebrate the official opening.

Works on the 3800 sq. metre facility at the Laidley Recreation Reserve began at the end of May and Animal Management Portfolio Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Cr Jason Cook said Council was very happy with the outcome.

"The off-leash dog park comes in response to community requests and reflects the broad recreational preferences of the community.

"With close to an acre for dogs to explore, the facility also features two shade shelters with seating, waste facilities and water bubblers suitable for both dogs and their owners.

"This is a great result, not only for dog owners but the community as a whole and I hope to see as many residents as possible at Sunday's opening," Cr Cook said.

Council contributed $50,000 toward the project, with an additional $3000 obtained under the Mars Petcare Australia Pet Friendly Park Grants Program Funding. The Mars Petcare Grant funded part of one of the shelters in the facility.

The first 100 dogs in attendance will receive a "doggy bag" full of treats because, after all, the day is all about them!

Cr Cook said Council was already looking at options for other off-leash dog parks elsewhere in the region.

What: Lockyer Valley off-leash Dog Park official opening

When: Sunday 15 July, 2018

Time: 2pm

For more information, visit www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au or contact Council on 1300 005 872.

Page reviewed: 16 Jul 2018 6:07pm