• Hannah Phillips

Meningie Dog Park Coming to Life

Construction of the Meningie Dog Park has begun, with a fence installed last month and work on other key features now underway.

The new facility, based at the Meningie Community Sports Ground, is the result of two years of planning and an investment of more than $50,000 from the Coorong District Council.

Once complete, the park will include drinking water access, waste disposal, directional signage, shelter, seating and dog exercise equipment.

Coorong District Council Mayor Neville Jaensch said not only would the completed park be a coup for local dog owners, but it would also add strength to Meningie’s status as a visitor destination.

“Dog owners from across the State are always looking for new and welcoming environments to take their furry friends. We want to make sure Meningie is one of them,” he said.

“We also want to ensure Meningie residents have a safe off-leash zone to take their dogs for exercise, and encourage more wellbeing and socialisation opportunities.”

Council’s Senior Community Development Officer Sheridan O’Brien said the design of the 1,000 square metre space considered a range of community feedback, including input from local Meningie Area School students, who took it on as a school project.

“Over the past two years we’ve worked alongside the community to ensure we’re delivering a facility which meets the needs of everyone,” she said.

Meningie is the fourth dog park for the Coorong, with others already located in Tailem Bend, Tintinara and Coonalpyn.

Find out more on Council's website: www.coorong.sa.gov.au.

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