Thomas Oval Dog Park

  • Project typeDog Park construction
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In May 2020, the City of Stonnington was awarded funding under the Victorian Government’s Local Parks Program (dog parks) to develop a dedicated dog park at Thomas Oval in South Yarra. The City of Stonnington also committed funding to the project from the annual financial budget.

To inform a concept design for the park, we reached out to the community to understand what they thought would make a great dog park and what they would like to see in the design.

Ideas from the initial consultation were informed a draft concept that was presented to the community in March 2021 for feedback.

The final design was endorsed by Council in July 2021 and the surrounding community informed.

Construction of the Thomas Oval dog park started in April 2022 and the park is expected to be ready to open in Spring 2022.

Project overview



Dog park opened Sunday 9 October 2022

Scope of works 

Excavate southern portion of Thomas Oval

Build fenced dog off-leash areas


Solar lighting

Park shelters

Nature play elements

Drinking fountains and dog bowls

Landscaping with trees and plantings

Relocate fitness equipment


Construction timeline 

Start: mid-April 2022

Complete: Spring 2022 (expected)

Hours of work 

7am to 5pm

Monday to Friday

Saturday (if required)



Civilised Construction and Landscaping

Andy Sullivan | 0400 882 969

City of Stonnington

Alex Hogan | 03 8290 1066

Emergency contact  03 8290 1333 (24 hours) 

Victorian Government 

Local Parks Program (dog parks) | $275,000

City of Stonnington | $575,000

Dog park design

Thomas Oval dog park design


Thomas Oval site plan


Download the Thomas Oval dog park design(PDF, 13MB)


We consulted with the nearby community, dog walkers, visitors to Thomas Oval and stakeholders throughout the process of developing the dog park design.

Initially we reached out for ideas that were used to inform a draft design, and then sought feedback on the draft.

Community input from both rounds of engagement assisted in the delivery of a final design that was endorsed by Council in July 2021.

View more about the consultation process on our ConnectStonnington engagement hub.

Read the April 2021 Consultation Summary Report(PDF, 164KB)







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