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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:22am

Young girl in a purple jersey and black trousers stands in a park with her hands on the head of a blonde labrador retreiver  Darfield will be getting a new dog park, with an off-leash exercise area at McHughs Forest Park opening next month.

The fenced area at the southern end of the forest is due to open for dogs to run and play, on mid-July. A dog park or off-leash exercise area received strong support during a public consultation day about future developments of McHughs Forest Park.

Work on the 275 metre long park began early this year. Fencing is being installed ahead of the opening and a rubbish bin and drinking fountain with a dog bowl will also be added. Access to the park will be provided through gates at the north and south ends of the exercise area.

McHughs Forest Park will remain as an on-leash area for dogs as outlined within Council's dog control bylaws.