Dog park at Alf Pearce Reserve

In July 2017 we opened Moonee Valley's very first dog park at Alf Pearce Reserve in Strathmore, providing our four-legged friends with a permanent fenced area to socialise, explore and play off-lead.

The plans for a dog park were given the green light in December 2016 after significant consultation with the community, including preliminary consultation and consultation on the draft design. The design has been carefully considered to incorporate best practise principals for dog parks and includes advice from veterinary experts. See the dog park design (pdf, 10.8MB)

The dog park includes: 

  • a run about area comprising of a low maintenance granitic sand surface to withstand high use and drainage to prevent ponding and muddy patches. It includes various seating opportunities for dog owners, drinking fountain, bins, dog waste bags and garden beds with shade trees.
  • a time out area for older and smaller dogs to recuperate from the larger fenced area. This will include seating, double access entry, bins, dog waste bags, internal access gate, drinking fountain, garden beds and shade trees. 
  • an agility area with training equipment, seating and screen planting to provide a quieter space for owners to train their dogs. 
  • bushland planting at the north of the site to buffer noise and provide shade to the seating area as well as a different surface type for dogs to explore.
  • a rocky mound with rocks and landforms as an informal seating area that will also provide grade variation for dogs to increase agility and confidence in uneven height conditions. 
  • planting to buffer noise from the freeway and improve amenity to the northern pathway.

See what locals have to say about their dog's new favourite hangout spot!

Construction began in May 2017 and finished in mid-July 2017.

For information regarding the dog park at Alf Pearce Reserve, please contact our City Design team on 9243 8888.

Last updated: Monday, 24 June 2019, 4:53 AM