Why is the City proposing this fenced dog park?

The Carine Regional Open Space Fenced Dog Park (Carine fenced dog park) is part of the City’s Fenced Dog Park Implementation Strategy (Strategy), which was approved by Council in March 2017.

The Strategy identified Carine Regional Open Space as a suitable location for a fenced dog park to complement existing dog park facilities located at Inglewood Oval, Charles Riley Memorial Reserve, Dianella Regional Open Space and Princess Wallington Reserve.

Fenced dog parks contribute to positive health and safety outcomes for local communities. The enclosed spaces provide residents with an area where they can take their dogs for exercise and socialisation, which leads to more activated areas and increased passive surveillance.

Installing fenced dog parks will not change the existing use of reserves for owners and their dogs. Dogs may still be exercised off leash on reserves where a fenced dog park is located.

It is important to note that, for the safety of all dogs and park users, dogs must be under control at all times whether on the reserve or within a fenced dog park, in accordance with local laws and the Dog Act.

What is proposed for the fenced dog park?

The Carine fenced dog park is planned to be located on the sloping grass area between Okely Road and the Big Carine Wetland.

The fenced area will include a large and small enclosure and amenities such as dog drink fountains, a sand pit and seating. Car parking will be available in the existing bays on Okely Road.

Why is the City proposing a fenced dog park at this location?

The City is proposing a fenced dog park at Carine Regional Open Space following the success of similar facilities at Dianella Regional Open Space, Charles Riley Reserve in North Beach, and Princess Wallington Reserve in Balga.

This particular part of Carine Regional Open Space has been selected for a dog park as it is within proximity of car parking, and does not conflict with other sporting/recreational functions. 

Where can I park to easily access the fenced dog park?

The Okely Road car park is located approximately 80m to the north of the fenced dog park. 

Can I still exercise my dog off‐leash elsewhere in Carine Regional Open Space?

Yes. Dogs may still be exercised off leash in reserves where a fenced dog park is located.

Will there be a dedicated small and large dog area?

The City will not be restricting use of either enclosure and the two enclosures will not be identified as small/large dog or passive/active dog. Two enclosures are intended to provide options to enable residents to make their own decision on which area they would like to use. 

What facilities will be available at the fenced dog park?

Each enclosure will have a drinking fountain suitable for dogs and humans, a sand pit, plenty of areas for owners to sit, and litter bins with dog-poo bags. The larger enclosure will also have some agility equipment.

Each site will be accessed via a double-gate to help prevent dogs escaping.

What is the Fenced Dog Park Strategy?

The City Wide Fenced Dog Park Implementation Strategy aims to guide the installation of fenced dog exercise areas across the City in a strategic and equitable manner. More information can be found in the Fenced Dog Park Strategy section of the Urban projects page on the City's website.