Let's Make Stanhope Gardens Dog Park Safe
Meet Snowy, a very friendly pup who moved to Stanhope Gardens with his family last year. Snowy would love to be able to exercise and socialise safely with other dogs in the area.
In 2014, the RSPCA estimated there to be 4.2 million pet dogs in Australia; 19 dogs for every 100 people. There are more than 5000 households in Stanhope Gardens and Kellyville Ridge with an average of 3.1 people per household and the area is rapidly growing. That's potentially around 3000 dogs in our neighbourhood! 3000 possible new friends for Snowy.
Our Council has made great steps towards making this area family friendly with lots of children's play areas, open spaces and cycle paths.
Dogs are an integral part of many families too. But Blacktown Council does not provide adequate facilities for our furry friends. The Council has provided only one off leash area in Stanhope Gardens. It's situated on the corner of Stanhope Parkway and Sunnyholt Road, two very busy roads. With no fencing to protect our best friends and prevent dogs running into traffic and causing road accidents, the area cannot be used by conscientious pet owners.
The area we would like to be fenced is approximately 2,600 m2. It already has a pathway around which is the perfect limit for pets to play and kids to enjoy the playground.
Snowy is just one of the thousands of dogs in this area who wants to meet new friends in the area and indulge in some safe, off leash fun.
We plan to take this petition to our local MP Michelle Rowland and the Mayor of Blacktown Council.
Please support us by signing our petition to fence off an area of the dog park and be sure to bring your furry friends down there to meet Snowy once the fence is up!