Tag Archives: dog parks

Do People Walk or Drive to Dog Parks?

Do people walk or drive to a dog park? Research shows that 68% of park users in the Adelaide region drive to a dog park (Hazel and Thomsen, n.d. The University of Adelaide). This indicates that parking is a key planning consideration for local councils thinking about developing a new or upgrading  an existing dog

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Australia-wide Survey of Dog Parks

Australia-Wide Dog Park Survey. We need over 500+ completed surveys. We only have 225. Help us! Fiona De Rosa from Balancing Act Adelaide is working with Dr Susan Hazel and Dr Lisel O’Dwyer from The University of Adelaide to conduct research into how people exercise their dogs, particularly in dog parks. The University has collected

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Balancing Act in Dogs Life Magazine

Fiona De Rosa and her dog EB from Balancing Act Adelaide are featured in the recent edition of Dogs Life Magazine – the edition with X Factor’s Luke Jacobz on the cover. The article “Don’t Fence me In” written by Caroline Zambrano focuses on Australia cities  and the public and private spaces accommodating our pets.

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Dog Park Guidelines for SA

Balancing Act Adelaide have been contracted to develop Dog Park Guidelines for the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA. We are looking forward to working with the state government, the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA to produce guidelines to assist Councils, designers and developers in the planning, design and management of enclosed

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Design of Dog Parks

  Recently Fiona De Rosa and Kylie Fergusen of Balancing Act Adelaide were invited to present a paper at the APA Conference, May 2013, Adelaide. This is a great opportunity for us to talk about our pet subject; engage with local councils regarding the complexities of planning, designing and managing enclosed dog parks, and illustrate

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