We have some paw-sitive news!

You can now review the updated design
for Barnett Dog Park.

In September and October 2018, Council asked the community for feedback on proposed upgrades to Barnett Dog Park. Over 90% of respondents expressed support for the park upgrade and provided feedback on how the design could be improved.

We have considered your feedback and made changes to the design. Our aim is to ensure that everyone can play safely in the park – both dogs and their human companions.

The design now includes above-ground agility equipment, more seating, improved street access for pedestrians and maintenance vehicles, and landscaping to keep dogs away from neighbouring houses.

In April 2019, Council invited the community to share their thoughts on the final concept design (located under the Resources section in the right sidebar). Thank you to everyone who contributed - we are now considering your submissions and will keep you updated on this page as the project progresses.

Accessibility and more information

For more information, contact Council's project officer on or call 02 9806 5050. 

Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right for them. If you would you like information supplied in another language or format please email Council's project officer or call 02 9806 5050. 

You will be able to talk to Council staff at Barnett Dog Park on Monday 15 April from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

Find out more about the updated design

Council will work with the appointed contractor to source the best lights for the park. We are investigating options, such as solar bollard lights. These lights provide low level lighting, which illuminates only the ground level, allowing pedestrians to see the path directly around them.

The lights will be switched on at sunset and automatically timed to switch off at 8pm. During summer when the sun sets later, the lights will not need to be turned on at all.

The current fence line will remain the same however, a new double-gated entry system will be installed. Additional fencing will be added to separate the small dog and medium-big dog areas. 

Council will work with the appointed contractor to determine the best approach for a Bindii Management Plan at Barnetts Dog Park. Our aim is to eliminate bindies from the park to protect the paws of our furry friends and ensure everyone can play safely in the park.

You told us that you didn’t want any tunnels and that all agility equipment should be above ground. We’ve listened and  will work with the appointed contractor to provide a mix of new agility equipment, this could potentially include hurdles and weave poles.

Next steps

It is anticipated that construction will commence in the second half of 2019 (between July and December). It is anticpated that construction could take 4 – 6 weeks. Council will provide at least two week’s notice before the construction period commences.


Yes, it is expected that either the full park or portions of the park will need to be closed for 6-8 weeks while it is being upgraded and bindies are managed. This timeline is also subject to weather. In the meantime, there are plenty of off-leash spaces in the area to explore, including:

  • Burlington Memorial Park, Northmead
  • Balcombe Heights Reserve, Baulkham Hills
  • Coolong Reserve, Castle Hill
  • Don Moore Reserve, North Rocks
  • McCoy Park (basin area only), Toongabbie

Last updated 29 April 2019

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