Dog Off-Leash Area, Mapleton

Council has over 30 dog off-leash areas (dog parks) across the Coast. These areas may or may not be fenced and allow dogs to run, exercise and socialise leash-free with other dogs and dog park visitors.

Purpose

Council has received requests (including a petition) from residents for a dog off-leash area in the Mapleton area. There is no site that meets all needs and from early discussions with the community there are a diverse range of opinions and ideas.

Community engagement

We are seeking input from the community for a range of options in order to find a solution. Council invite the community to provide feedback on having a leash-free area in Mapleton. Submissions close at 5pm Friday 22 November, 2019.

Where to from here

Results from this survey will provide council with a clear indication of the community’s desire for a dog off-leash area and the form it might take.

Overview

Mapleton has approximately seven people per registered dog (the Sunshine Coast wide average is 8.7). This demonstrates the comparative need for a dog off-leash facility in the local area. The nearest dog parks for Mapleton residents are:

  • 9.3km to the nearest unfenced dog off-leash area (Petrie Park, Nambour)
  • 11kms to the nearest fenced facility (Federation Park, Palmwoods).

As populations evolve and grow, a flexible approach needs to be taken in order to provide for a range of park users while preserving recreational amenity and environmental values.

Possible sites:

  • Mapleton Lilyponds Park
  • Mapleton Fire Brigade Park
  • Spring Pastures Drive Park
  • Carramar Court Park
  • Flaxton Drive Park
  • Kondalilla Scout Hall Park

Note: With the exception of the Mapleton Lilyponds and Mapleton Fire Brigade Park, the other parks may be considered too far away from the centre of Mapleton. Mapleton Lilyponds was donated to council and is held in trust for the purpose of ‘Public Open Space and Natural Habitat’.

Council has over 30 dog off-leash areas (dog parks) across the Coast. These areas may or may not be fenced and allow dogs to run, exercise and socialise leash-free with other dogs and dog park visitors.

Purpose

Council has received requests (including a petition) from residents for a dog off-leash area in the Mapleton area. There is no site that meets all needs and from early discussions with the community there are a diverse range of opinions and ideas.

Community engagement

We are seeking input from the community for a range of options in order to find a solution. Council invite the community to provide feedback on having a leash-free area in Mapleton. Submissions close at 5pm Friday 22 November, 2019.

Where to from here

Results from this survey will provide council with a clear indication of the community’s desire for a dog off-leash area and the form it might take.

Overview

Mapleton has approximately seven people per registered dog (the Sunshine Coast wide average is 8.7). This demonstrates the comparative need for a dog off-leash facility in the local area. The nearest dog parks for Mapleton residents are:

  • 9.3km to the nearest unfenced dog off-leash area (Petrie Park, Nambour)
  • 11kms to the nearest fenced facility (Federation Park, Palmwoods).

As populations evolve and grow, a flexible approach needs to be taken in order to provide for a range of park users while preserving recreational amenity and environmental values.

Possible sites:

  • Mapleton Lilyponds Park
  • Mapleton Fire Brigade Park
  • Spring Pastures Drive Park
  • Carramar Court Park
  • Flaxton Drive Park
  • Kondalilla Scout Hall Park

Note: With the exception of the Mapleton Lilyponds and Mapleton Fire Brigade Park, the other parks may be considered too far away from the centre of Mapleton. Mapleton Lilyponds was donated to council and is held in trust for the purpose of ‘Public Open Space and Natural Habitat’.