Port Elliot Town & Foreshore Improvement Association - Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park

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The Port Elliot dog park is an example of what can be achieved when Council and members of the community come together to plan and develop a public space.
The Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park (part of the Port Elliot Town and Foreshore Improvement Association) formed in 2012 and since formation have sought to engage the community to create, shape and maintain the dog park. A wide variety of local community groups and residents have volunteered and businesses have supported the many projects that have resulted in this unique space. It provides a place for dogs and people to socialise and exercise in a safe welcoming environment.

Read More About the Dog Park's History

Friends Group Contacts

Ruth Miller 0407 075 216 or Email: ruthmiller5212@gmail.com

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Latest Activities

Fleureau Art Show=Dog Themed

Shelter for Small Dog Area

A partnership between the Association and Alexandrina Council has produced a new shelter in the smaller area of the dog park. The funding for construction was raised from dog park donations and the Dogs Day Out on the Fleurieu event and Alexandrina Council funded the materials. There is some community interest in using this structure to include more vibrant art into the dog park, possibly through local high school students, in keeping with our policy of community involvement and current dog park art features.

Dog Park Small Shelter

A Welcome Donation from Compass Tanks

Compass Tanks have donated a new adventure tunnel for installation in the Dog Park. Our very great thanks to them, and it goes without saying that if you are in the market for a rainwater tank, they would be pleased to offer you a great quote.

Dog Park Tunnel

A New Dog Park Project - Reducing Dog Waste & Plastic To Landfill

The Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park have developed a project to trial strategies to reduce dog waste and plastic to landfill. The application submitted recently to the Council Community Environment grants is to fund and modify new green waste bins and weekly waste collection at the dog park, purchase equipment to measure dog waste, and develop education and signage material to help people reduce dog waste to landfill. One strategy includes researching possibilities to compost waste at the dog park.

A number of local community members have volunteered to help with this project if it is funded. Project partners include Alexandrina Council, Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority, Flinders University, Uni SA an Animal Management Services.

In late August, Alexandrina Council began a trial using compostable bags in dog bag dispensers. The Friends are keen to hear about people's experience with these bags since they feel different to plastic and they perish quicker! Council also hope to sell compostable bag rolls to residents if they work out ok.

A number of local community members have volunteered to help with this project if it is funded. Project partners include Alexandrina Council, Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority, Flinders University, Uni SA an Animal Management Services.

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