Invercargill dog park takes shape

21:45, Sep 22 2013

The new Invercargill dog park has started taking shape.

Invercargill City Council parks manager Robin Pagan said fence posts had been put in and wire and netting were expected to go up in the next week.

Progress on the 8275-square-metre dog park on council reserve land alongside Elles Rd was on target and it would be completed by November, if not sooner, Mr Pagan said.

The park will have two separate enclosures with two entrances, a water supply, rubbish bins, shelters and seating.

The proposal, driven by south Invercargill community group South Alive, was funded by the council for $60,000.

Signage would be on the gates and would include brail. The signs would inform people how to use the park and respect it, he said.

The park would be the first of its kind in the city but, if it went well, others may be opened.

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