Project status: In progress

How you had YourSay

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the draft concept plan for the Franklin dog park. Feedback closed Wednesday 9 November 2022.

We are currently reviewing all feedback and look forward to providing an update once this is complete.

The ACT Government is committed to providing spaces for the community to safely exercise and socialise their dogs on and off-leash. As part of this commitment we are delivering two new fenced dog parks, including one in Franklin.

From 28 September to 9 November the community was invited to provide feedback on the Franklin dog park by:

The community was also invited to provide feedback on a new dog park in the Lanyon Valley.

Both consultations closed Wednesday 9 November 2022.

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The ACT Government is building a new fenced dog park in Franklin to provide more spaces for dog owners in Gungahlin to exercise and socialise their dogs off-leash.

The new Franklin dog park will be located in the open space bound by Nullarbor Avenue and Oodgeroo Avenue.

Fenced dog exercise areas contribute to the effective management of dogs in public spaces by providing controlled space where dogs can freely exercise and play. They also assist in alleviating the pressure on shared recreational areas.

A draft concept plan has been developed for the new Franklin dog park to show what is possible at the site.

The community is invited to provide feedback on the concept plan which outlines the proposed mix and location of facilities at the new Franklin dog park including parking, access gates, paths, trees, water stations and waste bins as well as recreational infrastructure such as green spaces, shade structures and seating.

We will use your views to

Community feedback will inform the final design of the future Franklin dog park.

Construction of the new dog park is expected to commence in 2023.