Pet pooches and their owners now have a new space to explore with the completion of the Moore Park Beach dog park.
It's one of three dog off-leash parks set to be completed this year with construction also underway at Burnett Heads and starting soon at Apple Tree Creek.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s Regulatory Services portfolio spokesperson Cr May Mitchell said the new fenced park in Moore Park Beach featured two areas – one for smaller dogs and one for larger breeds/all dogs.
“The small dog area will include pod seating and two bench seats under shade for owners,” she said.
“It will also provide two square jump-throughs and a balance beam for dogs.
“In the large/all dog area, visitors will find two bench seats under shade, weave poles, a large balance bridge, two hurdles, a jump-through and additional pod seating.
“The entrance will feature a bubbler for both dogs and their owners, ensuring hydration for all.”
The Moore Park Beach dog park, located on Park Drive, will officially open to the public this weekend, weather permitting.
Cr Mitchell said construction had commenced to a dog park at Neill Street in Burnett Heads, with completion of the project scheduled for the end of June/early July.
“The Burnett Heads dog park will share similar features with the Moore Park Beach dog park, including seating, a bubbler and agility equipment,” she said.
“These amenities aim to provide a comfortable and engaging environment for dogs and their owners to enjoy.”
Construction of the Apple Tree Creek dog park in the Apple Tree Creek Community Park on Drummond Street is scheduled to commence next week.
Cr Mitchell said residents could look forward to exciting additions to their local amenities.
“These dog parks will undoubtedly be valuable assets to our community,” she said.
“They will serve as social hubs for dog owners, fostering connections and providing recreational opportunities for both pets and their human companions.
“We appreciate the community's patience during the final stages of the dog park's construction.”