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Shale Hills Dog Park opens in Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney's Shale Hills Dog Park Sets Tails Wagging

The new state-of-the-art Shale Hills Dog Park at Western Sydney Parklands has opened to the community this week.

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the new $3.7 million park will be a major drawcard for dog-lovers.

Shale Hills Dog Park is an exciting addition to the Southern end of Western Sydney Parklands and will provide residents from West Hoxton and surrounding communities with new quality green open space – right on the doorstep of the future Aerotropolis city,” Mr Stokes said.

Executive Director of Western Sydney Parklands Trust Suellen Fitzgerald said it’s incredibly satisfying to see the Trust deliver a community facility of this calibre, placing people and their pets at the heart of its design to meet the needs of the residents and visitors.

“The new dog park provides residents with a green recreational entry to the Parklands and natural firebreak, while showcasing the beautiful aesthetic of the adjacent bushland corridor and Shale Hills Walking Loop,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

“This is the first of many transformational projects the Trust will deliver in the Parklands over the next decade.”

The new park offers a range of experiences for dogs including:

  • Large off-leash area with free running space, grassed slopes and play mounds
  • Dog agility area and training circuit
  • Sensory garden featuring English Lavender, Lemon-scented Thyme, Chamomile Sunray, Native Mint Bush, Pale Vanilla Lily, Prostrate Rosemary and more
  • Terrace with sweeping views, shade umbrellas and dog respite area
  • Australian natives planting of the Cumberland Plain including Melaleuca Grove, Spotted Gums, Figs and Eucalyptus.
  • Improved connection into the Parklands with a new access road and roundabout at the intersection of Second Avenue and Mannow Avenue.

Shale Hills Dog Park is located at the corner of Second Avenue and Mannow Avenue, West Hoxton in Western Sydney Parklands and is open 24 hours / 7 days a week.

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MEDIA RELEASE, 28th February 2020

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