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

Proposed Shelter for Small Dog Area

The community have requested some shade for the smaller dog park area. Don has drawn up a plan for a structure that would be in keeping with the rest of the dog park theme and could include two original panels of laser cut metal screens to help block the wind (a bit like a bus shelter).

The plan is to provide shelter over the southerly placed seat and fund this from dog park funds. Cost estimate is around $550 (which could be funded from our recent Dog Day Out profits) This will need to go to Council for approval.

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Greyhounds Run Free at the Port Elliot Dog Park

The first of six Greyhound off-lead hours was held 13 January 2019 with great success. The event was booked out and all 6 events were booked out in the first few weeks of advertising (max 2 events allowed per dog, max 40 dogs). This shows how popular this concept is.

Alexandrina Council is trialing these greyhound events hoping to determine if they can be run with a low enough risk to convince the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA to allow other Councils to do the same. The greyhound hour idea came from the Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park.


The Greyhound trial continues monthly until June 2019. Remaining dates are Sundays 14th April, 12th May and 16th June, at 10:00AM until 11:00AM, re-opening at 11:15AM.