The three fenced, off-lead dog parks in Bendigo have received upgrades to improve pathways, shelter and seating.
City of Greater Bendigo council spent a total of $70,000 on the three parks with works also improving drainage and shade at the locations.
Council parks and open space manager Paul Gangell said the upgrades would encourage more people to use them.
"They are going exceptionally well," Mr Gangell said. "It's great to see the community take to them with all the upgrades. It's not often you drive past and there are only a handful of people there.
It's great to see the community take to them with all the upgrades.Paul Gangell, council parks and open spaces manager
"All three will have more shade. The community provided feedback that (the dog parks) need more shade and we have listened. So we are planting additional trees to create more shade."
Kangaroo Flat's Allingham Street Dog Park has seen the biggest upgrade with a new connection path installed along with new seating in both small and large dog areas and a new shelter constructed.
"We are also mindful that, as well as running, dogs like have logs to climb over," Mr Gangell said. "We have installed some dog agility logs, which have been well received in other parks. We're trying something different."
Truscott Reserve's dog park in California Gulyl has received an upgraded pathway and better drainage.
"We have improved the movement of water across that site (to help) get it off site," Mr Gangell said. "We know through storm events (there were issues) that scoured that path out. It's now suitable for all weather."
Strahdale's Harcourt Park has had new drinking fountains for humans and dogs installed in both the large and small areas of the park. Parts of the perimetre fence were also repaired.
"That work follows on from the $35,000 we spent last financial year to clean silt from the three dams," Mr Gangell said. "We also removed weed species and made using the water point more user friendly. (That park) is a work in progress, we have water treatment planned for that section in next 12 months."
Council will also begin work on a new $80,000 dog park in Heathcote that includes a large and small dog park created, water facilities, drinking fountains and shade.