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Wildcherry Dog Park

The Wildcherry Dog Park will provide a safer space for owners to exercise their dogs.

After extensive community consultation the 0.7ha fenced park will include lighting, for safer twilight walks, exercise equipment and watering areas. The site will be developed with trees for shade, be fenced and a vegetation buffer established between the dog park area and Wildcherry Avenue.

Why is the Shire doing this?

The development of a fenced dog park was identified outside of the Shire of Esperance Public Open Space Strategy. The Shire of Esperance consulted with stakeholders and the community to finalise the location at Wildcherry Ave.

Dog Park Criteria and Details:

  • Dog Park Size (0.7-1 ha)
  • Two fenced areas, one for small dogs and one for all dogs. Minimum 1.6 m fence around perimeter and dividing dog areas. Dual gates between areas and exit and entry points.
  • Provision of dog exercise infrastructure such as logs, rocks, natural agility equipment, sand pit and dog watering points.
  • Provision of amenity infrastructure such as shelters, seating and bins.
  • Establishment of turf and potential irrigation infrastructure. Site earthworks and drainage.
  • Establishment of other landscaping features, plantings and shade/shelter trees.
  • Provision of other infrastructure services such as water and utilities.
  • Provision of access infrastructure such as carparks and footpaths.

Project Funded by:

Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund - Australian Government


Update 12 July 2022

• Design is currently being undertaken by H&H Architects. Landscape architect will undertake a follow up site visit with shire staff the week after the school holidays to further define the final design.

• Sand is being let to settle over winter.

• When turf renovation program is done at the GSG, approx.. Sept, the stolon’s recovered from the renovation program will be planted to gain grass cover. The area will also be reshaped at the same time to establish undulations as per the design.  

• The final design will be workshopped with Council before being emailed to those who showed interest in the original consultation as well as advertising the design via social media for informal feedback. 

 

Photo Credt: Matthias Koll - Pixaby