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

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PETFIA Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park - Background

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

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

Greyhounds Run Free at the Port Elliot Dog Park


The six-month Greyhound trial ends in mid-June, with the finale event including a best dressed greyhound prize from the Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park.

David Heath (Community Safety Team, Alexandrina Council) presented the Port Elliot Greyhound trial to his South Australian Council colleagues and representatives at the 2019 Authorised Persons Professional Development Seminar in conjunction with the SA Dog and Cat Management Board in May 2019 with great results.


So far, six other South Australian Councils plan to seek agreement from the Board to run Greyhound only sessions in their dog parks, whilst Melbourne City Council is also planning to use the Port Elliot trial information to run Greyhound sessions in Melbourne CBD.

Alexandrina Council will be requesting a permanent exemption from the SA Dog and Cat Management Board to continue Greyhound off-lead sessions at the Port Elliot Dog Park, initial conversations are sounding positive.