Tag Archives: local councils

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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Ideas for Better Dog Park Design

This week Fiona (Balancing Act Adelaide) one of the authors of a new guide on the planning and design of off-leash areas for the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA was featured in a story written by Jill Pengelley of the Advertiser and Adelaide Now. Here is part of the story from Adelaide Now:

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Off Leash

When did Dog Parks first appear in South Australia? This is a question we are often asked, and this week’s blog lists those designated, Enclosed Dog Parks that we know about and have audited in South Australia. Before Balancing Act Adelaide developed a specific, up-to-date listing of enclosed dog parks, you would have to scramble

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Look & Learn

Before you develop an enclosed dog park – experience the space. A lot can be learnt from experiencing the space first hand. A site visit can be an invaluable part of your research and you can  learn a lot about: interactions within the park (dog-dog, dog-human and human-human interactions) who uses a dog park type

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Dog Parks Not a simple concept!

  Dog Parks may seem like a simple concept. However, they are far more complex than putting a chain-mesh fence around a vacant piece of land. The recent article “Restrictions on Popular Park” in The Courier (Newspaper of the Adelaide Hills, Wednesday, 16 October, 2013) highlights some of the issues that the Adelaide Hills Council

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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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