Barks about pupper parks

Sam JonesNorth West Telegraph
This Oct. 31, 2010 image provided by Sue Subkow, shows her golden retriever, Jill, in costume as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz during the San Diego Golden Retriever Meetup Group's Halloween Pooch Party in San Diego, Calif. The first 45 minutes or hour of any golden retriever party involves letting the dogs run off-leash, Subkow said. That tires them out so they aren't too rambunctious during the on-leash parade, prize ceremony and lunch. (AP Photo/Sue Subkow)
Camera IconThis Oct. 31, 2010 image provided by Sue Subkow, shows her golden retriever, Jill, in costume as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz during the San Diego Golden Retriever Meetup Group's Halloween Pooch Party in San Diego, Calif. The first 45 minutes or hour of any golden retriever party involves letting the dogs run off-leash, Subkow said. That tires them out so they aren't too rambunctious during the on-leash parade, prize ceremony and lunch. (AP Photo/Sue Subkow) Credit: AP

The Town of Port Hedland is set to let the dogs out as community feedback is sought on a temporary off-leash dog park at Marie Marland Reserve in South Hedland.

After residents in South Hedland barked up about the lack of canine recreation facilities, commissioner Fred Riebeling said the Town wanted to throw residents a bone.

“The Town has listened to community feedback and we’re planning to install the temporary off-leash park,” he said.

Hedland residents have long felt restrained by the lack of dog parks in South, having to travel to Port to let their pups of the leash.

Commissioner Riebeling said although only a temporary facility, he hoped it would provide some benefit for South Hedlanders while a permanent facility was planned.

“The temporary facility will have limited amenities for dogs and owners,” he said.

“A permanent facility will be established as part of the South Hedland Integrated Sports Complex Master plan, with the Town currently seeking feedback from the community as to the design and amenities.”

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