New Signs in Place to Guide Dog Owners
Dog owners and regular walkers around Mosman Park will have noticed that we are now installing new signage in our parks and reserves.
You may have noticed the dog signs are now in three distinct colours: green, yellow and red. Each sign has a colour coded message about whether the area you are walking (and walking your dog) in is either...
1. Green - a dog off-lead area (remembering that your dog must remain within your command and control at all times, even when off lead). Our parks that we share with our sporting groups are also in green but are restricted dog off-lead areas (meaning you can have your dog off the lead at certain times that do not conflict with when that area is used for organised sports or team sports).
2. Yellow - areas that are on lead (meaning your dog is still welcome but must be held by a lead the whole time your dog remains in this area).
3. Red - dog prohibited area (meaning dogs are not permitted in this area at any time. This zoning extends to all car parks and playgrounds.)
Here Ranger Dave (left) is pictured at Davis Oval with Deputy Mayor Zenda Johnson (right) and her best friend, Bowie.
The Town expects to have all of its signage in place in the next four weeks. As our website, map and brochure are up to date already, and once the signs are all installed, the Town will discontinue the moratorium on infringements.
This means that if you and your friendly pooch are in breach of our local laws, our Ranger may issue you with an infringement. We would like to avoid this if we possibly can. The easiest way to do this is to know the various zones where you can walk your dog on or off lead, and to comply with these.
Having effective control of your dog can help prevent dog attacks. Dog attacks do occur in Mosman Park, in fact one happened as recent as the 17th April and we want to prevent these traumatic experiences.
If you are unsure about where in the Town you can and can't walk your dog, on or off the lead, please consult our website which has detailed maps of the various zones, or you can download our map and brochure or pick one up from the Town's Administration Centre.
Let's all stay safe, pick up our pooches' poops and enjoy the fun and health benefits of dog ownership here in Mosman Park.