The Clarence Valley’s first dedicated dog park is officially open.
The dog park, at Corcoran Park in Grafton, is a $982,000 project co-funded by the NSW and Australian Governments, in partnership with Clarence Valley Council.
Clarence Nationals MP Richie Williamson and federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan were on hand today to do the honours.
Mr Williamson said the much-loved park is frequented by both locals and visitors to the Jacaranda City and the addition of the dog park has transformed a previously disused and overgrown site into something pretty special with easy access and stunning views of the Clarence River to complement the site.
Features of the fully fenced dog park include separate areas for active/quiet dogs, raised sandpit for digging, fully landscaped dry riverbed to explore, dog agility equipment including tunnel, bridge, hurdles and weave poles, retained mature trees and additional planting, turf, granitic sand areas, gardens, shade structures and seating, water bubblers with a dog bowl, waste bins and dog bag dispensers, dog library – allowing people to share dog items, connected concrete pathways for accessibility, double gate entry, vehicle parking including compacted gravel road including accessible parking bays.
The project was made possible thanks to co-funding by the NSW and Federal governments, in partnership with Clarence Valley Council.
“It was wonderful to join with my Federal colleague Kevin Hogan MP, members of the local community, and Council to officially open what I’m sure will be a very popular spot for our furry friends and their companions.
“Everyone benefits when all tiers of government work together to deliver improved recreational facilities for all to enjoy.”