26th August 2015
Ayuntamiento de Xàbia has opened the municipality's
first dog park which is located in the district of Pou
Moro next to the Gorgos river. It is a large green area
of some 3,700 square metres equipped with bins, bag
dispensers for owners to clear up after their dogs and
furniture such as benches to allow owners to relax or
read whilst their pets run, play and exercise.
area, which is surrounded by a security fence, has shaded
areas with trees and will soon be improved with new
plantings and a play area for the dogs. The design has
followed the advice given by RAMA and APASA with which
the Ayuntamiento maintains direct contact.
José Chulvi, accompanied by councillors Doris
Courcelles (Environment) and Kika Mata (Services) visited
the area and announced its official opening, asking
users to enjoy it responsibly and obeying the basic
rules and being aware that they are also responsible
for ensuring that their dog does not cause harm to others
animals or people.
new space has a set of guidelines for its proper use,
including the obligation (legal and moral) to pick up
after the dog has left a deposit, using a lead to enter
and exit the area and ensuring dogs are properly identified
and vaccinated. Amongst the prohibitions include the
mistreatment of the animals and using the space when
the dogs are sick or have aggression problems.
Young children are also not allowed to enter the park to
avoid accidents with larger dogs. Those who persistently
disregard the guidelines may be prohibited from using
new dog park is in addition to the five pipicans
already open around Xàbia and reinforces the
public facilities designed for the coexistence between
people and pets to be more civil with less problems,
especially with regards the most common complaint related
to the presence of dog mess on public pavements.