Dedicated exercise parks for dogs open in Enniskillen and Omagh

12th June 2020

Dog parks

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has opened two dog parks in the district where dogs can be exercised in a safe and friendly environment.

The fully enclosed dog parks, located at Henry Street, Enniskillen and Arleston Park, Omagh, provide a secure space for dog owners to exercise their pets off lead.

Speaking about the opening of the two new dog parks, Councillor Chris Smyth, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, said:

“While the Council provides a number of parks and open spaces for its residents to exercise and socialise in, I believe it is equally important that our four-legged residents have a similar dedicated space where dog owners have the freedom to let their pets off lead so that they can exercise and play in a controlled manner.

I would urge all those visiting the park with their dogs to follow the park rules at all times and to ensure that their pet is comfortable in the company of other dogs, particularly off lead, for the safety and enjoyment of all.”

Anyone using the dog park should ensure their dog is exercised in the correct area i.e. separate areas for small and large dogs, stay with their dog, ensuring it is kept under control at all times and clean up dog foul immediately.

The opening of the dog parks follows the introduction of Dog Control Orders across the Fermanagh and Omagh District on 6 April 2020.

Dog Control Orders allow additional controls to be placed over dogs in public places with the aim of dealing with dog fouling, nuisance dogs and the protection of children and others using public spaces and Council operated facilities.

Under the Dog Control Orders dogs must be kept on a lead in certain public places. Dogs are not allowed in Council playparks, sports pitches, multi-use games areas, bowling greens and tennis courts with the Council having more power to take action on breaches of the dog control regulations.

The dog parks in Enniskillen and Omagh are open all day, every day.

Further information on visiting the dog parks in Enniskillen and Omagh is available to download.