That pup of yours could soon score a whole bunch of new places to sniff, socialise and play with the Forbes Shire Council announcing plans to create an off-leash dog park.
The proposed site is located off Riley Street, corner of the Forbes Sports and Recreation Club, and next to Colin Mackenzie Park.
“I am really excited by the potential of this location for the dog park, it is a large, long space which is accessible from the walking track and close to Wheogo Park for campers,” said Forbes Shire Council Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM. “We are so pleased to be able to commence with this project as it is a community priority.”
The Mayor said a dedicated dog park was another valuable addition to our beautiful lake and recreation facilities in town. “To have this so close to our Lake Forbes precinct is a value add for the community and visitors alike.”
Forbes Shire Council’s Planning and Growth Department will develop a plan for the 22m x 44m location to include fencing, safe entrance points and dedicated areas for large and small dogs.
“This site can be fenced in, it is very accessible and suitably sized. I think dog owners will welcome this excellent space with plenty of trees and shade,” Phyllis said.
Council will be talking to key stakeholders, user groups and neighbours to ensure the design and use of the park is compatible with how this part of the lake is used currently.
By Brett Sale