Gawler Council provide dog park and fitness trail

Those who enjoy outdoor activities in the Gawler region can look forward to the opening of the new dog park and fitness trail next month.
Those who enjoy outdoor activities in the Gawler region can look forward to the opening of the new dog park and fitness trail next month.

Gawler and surrounding residents are set to benefit from the formal opening of a new dog park and outdoor fitness trail at Clonlea Reserve.

According to Mayor Karen Redman, the council first identified the need for a dog park back in November 2015, which officially opens next month.

The canine park was addressed after community consultation and in conjunction with assistance from the community. It will also complement the fitness trail – a first of its kind for the Gawler community.

“The Town of Gawler’s first dedicated dog park is an exciting step towards providing new facilities for dog owners within the community,” Ms Redman said. 

“The dog park will cater for dog owners not only from Gawler but for our neighbors in Light Regional Council and visitors to our town.” 

The area will include a drinking fountain with tilt dog bowl, feature logs, grassed mounds and separate puppy/small dog areas.

“Additional to our dog park, council will also be celebrating the opening of a wonderful new outdoor fitness trail at Clonlea Park,” she said. 

The council also worked in partnership with resident Matt Mitchell, and with assistance from the state government, enabling the fitness trail initiative to be undertaken.

The fitness trail provides equipment for all to use along one of the trails and ends with a new shade area that provides seating and barbecue facilities adjacent to the dog park.

“The fitness trail will provide a challenging workout for all.”

The formal opening of the dog park and the fitness trail will be held on Sunday, September 9 with a ceremony occurring at 11am at Clonlea Reserve, located on the banks of the North Para River, Willaston.