Dogs: Where can I walk off-leash?

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Consultation has concluded

13 January 2020

This is very preliminary consultation to start a community conversation about where you like to walk your dog.

Since October, this consultation has been open so we can seek your initial feedback about where dogs should be walked on-leash and offleash on Town of Bassendean parks. We opened our Customer Service Centre on two Saturday mornings in October and chatted to people there about the topic.

Our Rangers have compiled a list of all of our relevant parks and invite you to take a look and make a comment. If your local dog walking area is not on the list, then its because mainly Town of Bassendean land is listed.

And remember, if you own a pet, register it with the Town of Bassendean so we can reunite you and your pet if your pet escapes.

Some things to think about when considering changing the designation of our parks for our doggy friends:

  • Does the park or reserve have a main road as a boundary? If so, is there a fence between the park or reserve and the main road? If there is no physical barrier preventing the dogs from running onto the main road, this park or reserve is best as an on-leash area, to help protect our dogs. If there is no open main road boundary this park or reserve could be considered for off leash fun!
  • Is the primary use of the park or reserve as a sporting ground or facility? If so, this park or reserve is best as an on-leash area. One reason is so we can be sure we can clean up after our dogs and we don’t leave a doggy mess behind for other people using the park or reserve for sporting activities. No-one likes stepping (or running) in dog poo!
  • Are there any environmentally sensitive areas within the park or reserve? If so, this park or reserve is best as an on-leash area. With sensitive environmental areas, without meaning to, our dogs can interfere with the delicate balance between fauna and flora. By transferring plant diseases or weeds, trampling or damaging native flora or chasing and disturbing native fauna, dogs are best kept on the leash and on the tracks provided in these areas.
  • Is there a children’s playground in the park or reserve? Whilst we love to get out and about with our whole family, dogs are not permitted off leash in children’s playground areas. Dogs can be off leash in designated off leash parks or reserves with playgrounds, but just remember, they aren’t allowed into the playground area unless they are under control and on a leash.

If you would like us to look at changing the designation of the park or reserve you walk your dog at, these are some of the things that will be taken into consideration.

HAVE YOUR SAY:

  • Please provide your comments below
  • Or send an email to yoursay@bassendean.wa.gov.au

13 January 2020

This is very preliminary consultation to start a community conversation about where you like to walk your dog.

Since October, this consultation has been open so we can seek your initial feedback about where dogs should be walked on-leash and offleash on Town of Bassendean parks. We opened our Customer Service Centre on two Saturday mornings in October and chatted to people there about the topic.

Our Rangers have compiled a list of all of our relevant parks and invite you to take a look and make a comment. If your local dog walking area is not on the list, then its because mainly Town of Bassendean land is listed.

And remember, if you own a pet, register it with the Town of Bassendean so we can reunite you and your pet if your pet escapes.

Some things to think about when considering changing the designation of our parks for our doggy friends:

  • Does the park or reserve have a main road as a boundary? If so, is there a fence between the park or reserve and the main road? If there is no physical barrier preventing the dogs from running onto the main road, this park or reserve is best as an on-leash area, to help protect our dogs. If there is no open main road boundary this park or reserve could be considered for off leash fun!
  • Is the primary use of the park or reserve as a sporting ground or facility? If so, this park or reserve is best as an on-leash area. One reason is so we can be sure we can clean up after our dogs and we don’t leave a doggy mess behind for other people using the park or reserve for sporting activities. No-one likes stepping (or running) in dog poo!
  • Are there any environmentally sensitive areas within the park or reserve? If so, this park or reserve is best as an on-leash area. With sensitive environmental areas, without meaning to, our dogs can interfere with the delicate balance between fauna and flora. By transferring plant diseases or weeds, trampling or damaging native flora or chasing and disturbing native fauna, dogs are best kept on the leash and on the tracks provided in these areas.
  • Is there a children’s playground in the park or reserve? Whilst we love to get out and about with our whole family, dogs are not permitted off leash in children’s playground areas. Dogs can be off leash in designated off leash parks or reserves with playgrounds, but just remember, they aren’t allowed into the playground area unless they are under control and on a leash.

If you would like us to look at changing the designation of the park or reserve you walk your dog at, these are some of the things that will be taken into consideration.

HAVE YOUR SAY:

  • Please provide your comments below
  • Or send an email to yoursay@bassendean.wa.gov.au
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for your interest

    Consultation has concluded
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