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

A New Dog Park Project - Reducing Dog Waste & Plastic To Landfill

The Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park have developed a project to trial strategies to reduce dog waste and plastic to landfill. A successful environment grant application submitted recently to the Council Community Environment grants is to fund and modify new green waste bins and weekly waste collection at the dog park, purchase equipment to measure dog waste, and develop education and signage material to help people reduce dog waste to landfill. One strategy includes researching possibilities to compost waste at the dog park.

A number of local community members have volunteered to help with this project. Project partners include Alexandrina Council, Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority, Flinders University, Uni SA an Animal Management Services.

In late August 2019, Alexandrina Council began a trial using compostable bags in dog bag dispensers. The Friends are keen to hear about people's experience with these bags since they feel different to plastic and they perish quicker! Council also hope to sell compostable bag rolls to residents if they work out ok.

As part of the Dog Waste project, an information sheet on Managing Dog Poop At Home has been produced. Our thanks to Ruth Miller for continuing to pro-actively push ahead with this ground breaking project whilst happily sun bathing on the shores of Lake Maquarie. Click the pic for the Information Sheet.

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Completion of the Road & Car Park Sealing Project

Belinda Sullivan, our Dog Park Co-ordinator has just forwarded a quick Facebook post to let everybody know that the Project has now been completed, and what a great success it is! The Friends of Port Elliot Dog Park and PETFIA would like to express our thanks and gratitude for a job well done, and to especially recognise the efforts of Council Staff members James Clay Design Coordinator, Bronson Symmonds Project Officer and David Mullins.

Click Here for Belinda's message.

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

New Aerial Views of our Dog Park

Dog Park Aerial Views

We recently had some aerial views taken of our Dog Park - it's springtime, the grass is fresh mowed, and it all looks a picture!