Park aims to make difference in dogs' lives
In the South
Materials are being obtained and work is expected to begin on the new Invercargill dog park off Elles Rd next month.
The final plans for the dog park site on council reserve land alongside Elles Rd was approved by the Invercargill City Council infrastructure and services committee in May.
Invercargill City Council parks manager Robin Pagan said the 8275-square-metre park was funded by the council at a price of $60,000.
Work was to begin next month and it was hoped to be completed by November, Mr Pagan said.
The council was sourcing materials for the fenced park, which would include two spaces with two entrances, water supply, rubbish bins, shelters and seating, he said.
The park would be the first of its kind in the city, he said.
The proposal was driven by south Invercargill community group South Alive.
South Alive co-ordinator Janette Malcolm said the group would contribute labour and agility equipment to the park.
The park would be great for dogs to be able to socialise, she said.
Meanwhile, Ms Malcolm said South Alive had made a "huge difference" to South Invercargill and the way people felt about living there and it was "onwards and upwards with all the fun".
To date, the group had achieved several goals, including the zero- rubbish project, pop-up flower gardens and hanging flower baskets Fruit trees had also been planted.
Upcoming projects included an outdoor gym in the community park, street changes in Martin St and improvements to the mall.
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