Sunshine Coast Council is investigating plans for a new Dog Exercise Area (DEA) in Pelican Waters and has asked the community how it feels about this idea.

Community Engagement

In Pelican Waters, three sites were identified as suitable.

  • Judy Henzell Park (Fenced)
  • Raptor Park (Fenced)
  • Scribbly Gum Park (Fenced)

Please refer to image below for location of sites.

The online survey for the proposal of a DEA at Pelican Waters has now closed, and council is assessing the results. Council will provide a project update once a preferred location is identified.

Potential Sites - Pelican Waters Dog Exercise Areas

This is a map of the 3 proposed dog Exercise Areas in Pelican Waters

Where to from here

Community feedback received during this engagement phase will help Council understand the community demand and best location for a DEA.

The construction of the proposed DEA has not been scheduled. If the community supports the project, it will be developed in stages subject to detailed design and funding availability in future financial years.

Council is committed to providing high quality open space that supports active and healthy communities and we look forward to working together to get the best outcome for Pelican Waters.


Dog exercise areas (DEAs) are activity spaces provided to promote social and physical health for dogs and their owners. DEA’s may be fenced or unfenced and may include the following, depending on the site:

  • 1.2 metre high, black chain wire fence with two self-closing access gates (if fenced)
  • catering for dogs of various sizes
  • park shelter and shaded seating
  • water tap with dog bowl
  • concrete access paths
  • dog bag dispensers and rubbish bin/signage
  • shade tree planting.

Please see PDF for a DEA design example.

Additional off-street parking is not being considered; facility users will need to park on-street or be within walking distance of the DEA.

Existing nearby dog exercise areas

There are seven Dog Exercise Areas (DEA) within a 10-minute drive of Pelican Waters: