Work to start on more playgrounds and dog parks next year

The ACT Government’s suburban infrastructure program continues to roll out with two new dog parks and playgrounds now open for consultation ahead of construction starting next year.

“We’re building two new fenced dog parks in Franklin and the Lanyon Valley to make sure more Canberrans in the north and south of Canberra have more places to play with their best friend,” said Minister for Transport and City Services Chris Steel.

“With one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the country we know Canberrans want to have more places they can bring their dog and spend time with other dog owners.

“Upgraded playgrounds at Kaleen and Lyons will also make sure that families have access to high quality playgrounds in their suburb that support children’s health and wellbeing.

“We expect work to kick off on these upgrades next year following feedback on the specific elements that Canberrans living in these areas would like to see.”

This investment follows the completion of local shop upgrades in Kaleen, with work also now underway at local shops in Duffy and Campbell.

Lanyon dog park features

  • Corner of Jim Pike Avenue and Woodcock Drive in Gordon
  • Native tree plantings
  • Dog agility areas
  • Grassed areas
  • Picnic shelter
  • Drinking fountains
  • Seating

Franklin dog park features

  • Corner of Nullarbor Avenue and Oodgeroo Avenue, Franklin
  • Gravel area for coffee van
  • Picnic shelter
  • Seating
  • Drinking fountains
  • Dog agility area with natural elements
  • Grassed areas
  • Deciduous tree plantings

Lyons/Kaleen playground upgrades – consultation on possible features

  • Opposite side of the oval (closest to Devonport Street, Lyons)
  • Wakool Circuit (Kaleen)
  • Fencing
  • Shade sail
  • Picnic shelter
  • Bike racks
  • Shade trees
  • Mixed use courts

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