Lifestyle

Dogs have their day at off-leash park's official opening

Cr Rae Gate officially opens the dog park with Cr Mick Curran, former Cr Noel Ellis, Gympie Dog Obedience instructor Ruth Waxman and dogs Hamish Ellis and Rowan. Photo: Lara Webster / Gympie Times
Cr Rae Gate officially opens the dog park with Cr Mick Curran, former Cr Noel Ellis, Gympie Dog Obedience instructor Ruth Waxman and dogs Hamish Ellis and Rowan. Photo: Lara Webster / Gympie Times Contributed

IT WAS a dog's day out at the official opening of Gympie's off-leash park yesterday.

A small crowd gathered as councillor Rae Gate cut the ribbon with help from canine friends Hamish Ellis and Rowan.

The facility, located at Archery Park, has already been put to good use, according to Cr Gate.

"It's well located, being here on the highway. We're hearing good reports," she said.

Although the park is intended for travellers and pets passing through, many of Gympie's 4162 registered dogs have already had a play.

Completely fenced, it allows dog owners to let their pets run around without the worry of legal implications.

Gympie Dog Obedience Club instructor Ruth Waxman pointed out the immense space available to throw a ball.

A second off-leash park is being planned for Lake Alford, off the highway.

Cr Gate said it would be a family-friendly facility.

She said one parent could exercise the dog within the facility while the other could enjoy the playground or duckponds with the children.

The second park is scheduled to open early next year.

Gympie Times

Topics:  dog park official opening



Australia Day set to sizzle at Gympie Bunnings

Grab a snag at Gympie Bunnings on the weekend after Australia Day and support the Kandanga Rural Fire Service.

Head to Bunnings and grab a snag sanger for Aussie Day

Cory Bernardi, AFP officers and judges hit by hacking

Australian Federal Police officers and judges also affected

Hello? Hello?! Mobile outage left users offline for hours

Some customers were left on hold of up to 40 minutes.

Local Partners

Teen starts gofundme page to get to barrel racing worlds

RYLEY Burke may only be 15-years-old but that isn't stopping the teenager and his horses Rebel and Spin from working hard to live his dreams.


Australia Day set to sizzle at Gympie Bunnings

Grab a snag at Gympie Bunnings on the weekend after Australia Day and support the Kandanga Rural Fire Service.

Head to Bunnings and grab a snag sanger for Aussie Day

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Bargains galore: This weekend's garage sales across region

Got some spare time this weekend? Check out these garage sales across the region.

Road bike, rocking chair, skateboard, dining suite up for grabs

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Sarah Harris: Here’s what Amber Sherlock should’ve done

Studio 10 and Shark Tank presenter Sarah Harris.

STUDIO 10 host says Sherlock could’ve avoided the subsequent uproar.

Amber Heard 'smitten' with Elon Musk

Amber Heard

ACTRESS is reportedly excited about going public with new boyfriend

New doco argues ‘OJ Simpson is innocent, and I can prove it’

O.J. Simpson

NEW documentary series claims to have found “missing evidence".

REVIEW: Undressed is more than titilating entertainment

Nathan and Tahlia meet for the first time on the TV series Undressed.

'DIVERSE' dating show goes more than skin deep.

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

What a year 2016 proved to be

Entrance Island, Birtinya

Get the inside info from the agents themselves

REVEALED: What Coast wants in an international airport

Sunshine Coast business people share their views on what's needed

Time for a cool change

43 Eckersley Ave, Buderim.

Family home goes to the auction floor

Designer home set in lush tropical gardens

This home has it all and more

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!