Design your dog park

You spoke, we listened – and now we’re inviting you to help us design SJ’s first dog park! 

26 September 2018
Dogs Drinking


When Council undertook its strategic planning process review in 17/18, our community expressed a need for a fenced Dog Exercise Area (dog park) to be developed in SJ.

We investigated 5 possible sites for the dog park. The investigation included the use of heat mapping to identify dense dog ownership areas. Following the investigation, Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting in August identified Reserve R503333 on Larsen Road at the corner of Sansimeon Boulevard as the site.

We want to work together with you to develop an innovative dog park that our community can be proud of.

How you can help us develop the design

To make this park amazing, we need your ideas. Please join us for an interactive design workshop, as we explore future adventurous opportunities for you and your fur-baby. Bring your ideas, examples, your creativity and sense of fun!

When and where

The workshops are happening on Saturday 6 October at the Serpentine Jarrahdale Recreation Centre on Mead Street in Byford. Session 1 kicks off at 9am and finishes at 11am, and then session 2 will run from 12pm to 2pm.

The workshops will be interactive, and together we will consider all aspects of our future dog park.

Unfortunately, your dogs can’t come along and have their say due to venue restrictions, but people of all ages are invited to join this conversation!

RSVP’s aren’t required, see you there!

Can't make it to the workshop? You can still have your say by taking our online survey. The survey closes at 5pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018.

About the dog park


The site for the dog park is located in Byford on Larsen Road, at the corner of Sansimeon Boulevard.

Currently, this site is undeveloped and is mainly cleared land with portions of deposited sand. It is located opposite developed public open space, with footpath access on the opposite side of Larsen Road.

What's next?

Once we’ve worked together to develop a suitable design for the dog park, we will present it with indicative financial costs to Council for their consideration.