Nelson’s canine friends will soon have a dedicated space to just hang out and be dogs, with the Marsden Valley Dog Park due to open in early October.
Situated north of the Marsden Valley Cemetery and accessed via Marsden Valley Road, the new park will have dedicated space for small and large dogs, water fountains and benches, doggy doo bag dispensers and rubbish bins, and space for 10 car parks.
There have been numerous submissions to recent Annual and Long Term plans from people asking for a dog park. A 2019 survey of stakeholders, that received 1,456 responses, indicated that the park would be a popular amenity – 88% of respondents said they would use the park either frequently or occasionally.
For further details read the media release on the Our Nelson website.
Find out more about the project on the Shape Nelson website.