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What's proposed?

We received an application from the Forestville RSL sub-Branch to name the enclosed dog off-leash area at the northern end of Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields, the Purple Poppy Dog Park. This off-leash area is informally referred to as the Forestville Dog Off-Leash Area.

The purple poppy signifies recognition of the deeds and sacrifices animals have made and continue to make during wartime. The purple poppy was introduced to Australia by the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation in 2013.

The Forestville RSL sub-Branch suggests that naming this dog off-leash area as the Purple Poppy Dog Park would be an appropriate recognition of the deeds and sacrifice dogs have made during Australian military service. Dogs are deployed in a variety of roles including as guard dogs and explosive detections dogs. In these roles they have been responsible for saving lives, most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a post operational role some dogs serve as assistance dogs.

This name is in keeping with the War Memorial theme of the reserve as it is located within the Forestville War Memorial Playing Fields. The playground is also known as Poppy Park.

The proposal is aligned with Council’s Policy for the Naming of our Reserves, Facilities and Roads.

View the location plan and have your say by:

  • completing the submission form below
  • emailing
  • writing to us marked 'Naming Proposal - Purple Poppy Dog Park', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655.

Submissions close Sunday 5 June 2022.

Forestville dog off-leash location map

Forestville dog off-leash location map

Submission form

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Jessica Currie, Coordinator - Recreation Planning
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

'Naming proposal - Purple Poppy Dog Park' Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655