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."
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.