Free event to celebrate Collie's new dog agility park

Collie's Dog Agility Park is finally open and is holding a free event to celebrate the occasion. Photo: Breeanna Tirant
Collie's Dog Agility Park is finally open and is holding a free event to celebrate the occasion. Photo: Breeanna Tirant

Collie's dog agility park is finally open and is holding a free event to celebrate the occasion. 

The long-awaited dog agility park was over a year in the making after the Shire of Collie received a $3000 grant back in 2017 from the Keep Australia Pet Friendly campaign to help fund it. 

The grant program called for the installation of six to eight pieces of dog agility equipment, to help with exercising and socialising pets.

After many deliberations on location and community consultations, Timber Park was chosen as the ideal spot. 

The park is not be fenced, with the equipment designed to be used by dogs on-lead. Photo: Breeanna Tirant

The park is not be fenced, with the equipment designed to be used by dogs on-lead. Photo: Breeanna Tirant

Located just opposite the Wallsend Ground, it was chosen due to being under-utilised and not backing on to any residential properties, although there are residential properties located across the street.

The park is not be fenced, with the equipment designed to be used by dogs on-lead, although Mr Blurton said shire rangers would monitor the park and determine whether fencing was needed in the future.

Shire of Collie senior ranger Leigh O'Connor said the event will have demonstrations, stalls, displays, and various discounts available on the day. 

"The day is designed to be a community day and to involve everyone related in the dog industry around town," he said.

"The park is all about getting people out of the house to enjoy time with their pets and somewhere else for people to walk their dogs."

He said all the equipment caters for both big and small pooches. 

The event will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 1 - 4pm at the park. Dogs must be leashed for the duration of the event.