Your pooch can now play freely at Moama off-leash dog park

By Alex Gretgrix

MOAMA residents and their four-legged companions have reason to celebrate, with the new off-leash dog park now open to the community.

Murray River Council received funding under round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to develop a fully fenced, landscaped dog park adjacent to the old trotting track section of Moama Recreation Reserve on Perricoota Rd.

Murray River Council mayor Chris Bilkey said the new off-leash area would provide pet owners with a space where their dogs could run freely and exercise without being on a lead.

“The off-leash area has been a regular item on the community’s wish list so we are delighted to see that this project has now come to life," he said.

“The park will provide owners with a safe place for their dogs to play, have fun and learn new skills — just remember to appropriately social distance."

Janet Staley and her dog Maggie at the new Moama off leash dog park. Photo: Cath Grey.

The park has been designed in line with industry best practice and includes sensory landscapes, areas for obedience training and open areas for exploration.

Off-leash park etiquette includes:

● Picking up after yourself and dog, making sure you don’t leave rubbish behind;

● Using a bag to collect dog poo and placing the waste in the bins provided;

● Ensuring your dog is under effective control by someone over the age of 16;

● Dogs are not to be antisocial or aggressive to other dogs or people; and

● If you are unwell, please don’t visit the park.