Mapleton Dog Off-Leash Area

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In 2019 Sunshine Coast Council asked the Mapleton community, via survey, to determine potential sites for a dog off-leash area. This consultation was undertaken in response to increasing requests by local residents to have a dog off-leash area in the Mapleton area.

Following the engagement process, council identified three potential sites for a dog off-leash area and has developed concept designs for each location.

Community engagement

Council recently sought input from the community to select a preferred site location and gather community feedback on the concept designs for a new dog off leash area in Mapleton.

Council has prepared three concept designs in two park locations. Two of the proposed sites are located within Mapleton Lilyponds Park (Delicia Road), and one is located in Mapleton Fire Brigade Park (Obi Obi Road).

The three concept options are available for review.

Where to from here

The feedback received during this engagement phase will inform council’s decision to proceed with detailed design of a dedicated dog off-leash area at the preferred location.

Background

Council received requests (including a petition) from residents for a dog off-leash area in the Mapleton area. As there was no site that met all needs, council went out to the community to seek input on a range of options in order to find a solution.

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 needed to be taken in order to provide for a range of park users while preserving recreational amenity and environmental values.

Possible sites identified:

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

With the exception of the Mapleton Lilyponds and Mapleton Fire Brigade Park, the other parks were 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’.

Contacts

For more information, please contact council’s Project Officer on 07 5475 7272 or email LandscapeDesignandPlanning@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

In 2019 Sunshine Coast Council asked the Mapleton community, via survey, to determine potential sites for a dog off-leash area. This consultation was undertaken in response to increasing requests by local residents to have a dog off-leash area in the Mapleton area.

Following the engagement process, council identified three potential sites for a dog off-leash area and has developed concept designs for each location.

Community engagement

Council recently sought input from the community to select a preferred site location and gather community feedback on the concept designs for a new dog off leash area in Mapleton.

Council has prepared three concept designs in two park locations. Two of the proposed sites are located within Mapleton Lilyponds Park (Delicia Road), and one is located in Mapleton Fire Brigade Park (Obi Obi Road).

The three concept options are available for review.

Where to from here

The feedback received during this engagement phase will inform council’s decision to proceed with detailed design of a dedicated dog off-leash area at the preferred location.

Background

Council received requests (including a petition) from residents for a dog off-leash area in the Mapleton area. As there was no site that met all needs, council went out to the community to seek input on a range of options in order to find a solution.

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 needed to be taken in order to provide for a range of park users while preserving recreational amenity and environmental values.

Possible sites identified:

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

With the exception of the Mapleton Lilyponds and Mapleton Fire Brigade Park, the other parks were 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’.

Contacts

For more information, please contact council’s Project Officer on 07 5475 7272 or email LandscapeDesignandPlanning@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.