Dru Point (Margate) Dog Park Upgrade

The Dru Point dog park at Margate has been upgraded. KDWA, supported by the Kingborough Council, were funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund to replace the dog agility equipment, add two new water fountains and install two bench seats. In addition, a new priority puppy exercise area has been created.

 

For 20 years this dog park has been well-used by dog owners because it is off-lead, fully-fenced, provides plenty of parking, has a walking circuit, bush setting, dog agility equipment, dog poo bags and bins and a rudimentary water supply. You can find more information here.

The dog agility equipment was constructed and installed nearly 20 years ago by volunteers from KDWA, and was in need of replacement. Additional water and seating was needed to cater for the increasing number of people and dogs using this park.

The upgrade was completed in early July 2020.

Future Work

Until recently there was a sewerage facility in the middle of this area, which did lead to a few non-doggy smells. However, this has now been moved, leaving only an emergency overflow basin. The reclaimed land is required to lie dormant for two years (from about August 2019) before it can be re-used. KDWA is in consultation with Kingborough Council about the possibility of extending the dog park into the reclaimed land to provide additional space for dogs.

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