Fenced Off Leash Dog Park - Captain Burke Park

Principal Petitioner Mark Lenton, Kangaroo Point
Date Closed Sun, 30 Jun 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 30 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council the lack of a fenced off leash dog area in the Kangaroo Point Peninsula area.

We put this petition forward to suggest to the Council to consider building a medium sized dog park in Captain Burke Park. There is a large amount of dogs in the area and nowhere to let them run around. Residents in the peninsula have to travel to East Brisbane or New Farm to exercise their dogs. Most people do not do so and simply allow their dogs to run around in parks and on the beaches in the peninsula.

Council response

Council has completed an onsite investigation and considered your request.

Council does not support the installation of a medium sized dog off-leash area.

Captain Burke Park is one of Council’s most visited parks for large events such as Riverfire and New Year’s Eve fireworks and a dog off-leash area would significantly restrict this space. The park is 9,523 m² and installing a sustainable dog off-leash area requires at least 2,500 m². It would not benefit park users by devoting an area that is more than 25% of the total area of the park to one type of park user.

This is a popular park used on a regular basis for community and charity events, Council’s Active and Heathy program activities and park bookings. Along with the playground, fitness equipment, shelters, barbeques and riverfront bikeway, this park experiences high visitation due to the location and beautiful vista of the CBD.