Dog walking

June - December

Haig Park Experiments is designating an unfenced dog-friendly area that will be signposted with water fountains, dog bowls, bags and bins. Playful, small scale dog agility equipment will be provided at regular monthly "Haig Park Paw Party" events.

Place plan theme: Health + Fitness
'To meet the recreational needs of the local community.'

June - December
30 November - Haig Park Paw Party: Christmas Edition, 10:00am-1:00pm
08 September - Haig Park Paw Party, 1:00pm-3:00pm
29 June - Haig Park Paw Party, 9:00am-12:00pm
28 July - Haig Park Paw Party, 12:00pm-2:00pm
*Event details below

Haig Park is an off-leash dog area and there are many current park users who walk their dogs, but limited amenity creates issues with waste. There are also limited amenities for dogs and their owners.

Better amenity for dog walkers can encourage more responsible owner behaviour regarding waste and improve the user experience for both.

Favourable outcomes

Improved amenity for dog walkers, improved user experience for all park users, improved public perception as a dog-friendly destination.

Join the conversation
We would love to get your feedback on this experiment. Have YourSay and help to improve Haig Park.

This experiment will be updated as more details become available.

Upcoming ‘Dog walking’ events

Dog walking / Haig Park Paw Party: Christmas Edition
Saturday, 30 November 2019, 10:00 AM till Saturday, 30 November 2019, 13:00 PM.
Haig Park Experiments is back with one last Haig Park Paw Party. And this time, it's a Christmas edition! Bring along your favourite furry four-legged friend and enjoy a range of activities at the end of Lonsdale Street:

~ take a spin through our popular dog agility equipment
~ say hello our very own Haig Park Santa!
~ get a pooch pawtrait with Santa taken by our dedicated photographer
~ get some tips from our canine behavioural advisor from ABCDog
~ read some of our #DogsofHaig stories on display
~ donate some much needed dog food to our Wishing Tree supporting local Canberra pups
~ contribute your Haig Park story to the Foraged Stories app by BLOCUMENTA
~ grab a hot drink from the coffee cart
~ and more to be announced!

Dog walking / Haig Park Paw Party X The Pop Inn
Sunday, 28 July 2019, 12:00 PM till Sunday, 28 July 2019, 14:00 PM.
Join us at the end of Lonsdale Street on Sunday 28 July 12pm-2pm for a doggy play date. There will be an obedience trainer on site, plus free dog snacks, agility equipment and a photographer to snap your Pooch Portrait.

‘Dog walking’ news

Dog walking / Dogs of Haig - Luna
Sunday, 10 November 2019 .


Dog walking / Dogs of Haig - Ludo
Sunday, 10 November 2019 .