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

Fleureau Art Show=Dog Themed

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

Greyhounds Trial Ends on a High Note at the Port Elliot Dog Park


The Port Elliot trial is already influencing other SA Councils and the City of Melbourne. The six-month Greyhound trial ended in mid-June, with the finale event including a best dressed greyhound prize from the Friends of the Port Elliot Dog Park.

West Torrens ran their first session Sunday 23 June 2019. This event was completely booked out within hours. Facebook comments from Greyhound owners suggest it was very successful. West Torrens acknowledged the Port Elliot trial in the information on their website.


On 27 June 2019 Ruth met with Fiona de Rosa, who is writing the Greyhound framework for local govt. A meeting with all Port Elliot parties is planned 18th July 2019 to discuss the future.

Alexandrina Council will be requesting a permanent exemption from the SA Dog and Cat Management Board to continue Greyhound off-lead sessions at the Port Elliot Dog Park, initial conversations are sounding positive.