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    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures


    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

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‘Doog the right thing’ and be rewarded in Centennial Park

Posted: 21 November 2017

Launched today, Centennial Parklands’ new ‘Doog the Right Thing’ campaign will reward positive behaviour of both dog owners and their pooches for effective dog control when visiting Centennial Park.

Over the next four weeks, good behaviour will be rewarded by Parklands Rangers patrolling Centennial Park with free coffee and doggy treat vouchers to be redeemed from the Centennial Homestead Pantry.

Additionally, visitors who post a creative 30 second video to social media showing how they ‘Doog the Right Thing’ in the Park could win an overnight stay at The Rangers’ Residence with their dog.

“Over 1.1 million dog walks are made in Centennial Park each year among a range of other community activities and groups. Like all great parks in the world, we have rules and regulations to benefit visitors and to help us protect the Parks’ plants and animal life,” said Kim Ellis, Executive Director, Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands.

“This campaign supports our annual ‘Share the Park’ campaign and positively raises awareness of the Parklands’ rules and regulations and how they can do the right thing when they are physically in the Park.”

Dog rules in Centennial Parklands

Here are four simple rules to remember when walking a dog in Centennial Parklands:

  1. Respect the Park by picking up and binning dog poo in one of the 360 bins across the Parklands.
  2. Obey on and off leash areas and get to know where they are in Centennial Park.
  3. Keep dogs under effective control at all time in line with NSW State Law.
  4. Keep dogs off the horse track at all times.

Supported by the Eastern Suburbs Dog Training Club, spokesperson Robert Fairhead says, “our club has helped dog owners train their dogs in Centennial Park since 1962. Our program stresses the need to be responsible dog owners. Not all of the visitors in the Park have had experience of this type of training so a campaign like “Doog the Right Thing” is an important reminder for the whole community.”

‘Doog the Right Thing’ will run from Tuesday 21 November to Wednesday 19 December 2017.

To find out more visit the Doog the Right Thing page here.

Media: media@bgcp.nsw.gov.au / (02) 9231 8122