Off leash dog parks


Council currently has 20 off leash areas. These areas are a great way to exercise and socialise your dog, which can help reduce behavioural problems.

To find the off leash areas, please see our Off leash Area Flyer. (pdf. 1MB)

Please ensure you pick up and dispose of all waste correctly. See our Scoop up the Poop flyer (pdf. 1MB).

Rules in off leash dog parks

  • Dogs must be under the effective control of a competent person at all times.
  • Clean up after your dog and dispose of dog litter in bins provided. Failure to remove dog poo immediately is a $275 fine. 
  • Dogs are not permitted off leash on ovals during organised sports and games, and are not permitted off leash in the surrounding parks/reserves at any time.
  • Dogs must be put on leash when leaving the off leash area.
  • Keep dogs 10 metres away from playgrounds and food areas.
  • Dogs are only allowed in some bushland reserves if they are on leash and under their handler’s control. Dogs are not allowed in wildlife protection areas.
  • No dogs are allowed at Fiddens Wharf Sportsground.
  • Failure to comply with notices displayed at Council ovals, parks and reserves is an offence under Section 632 of the Local Government Act 1993.
  • Penalties apply under the Companion Animals Act 1998.

Proposed off leash dog parks

Council is considering a new off leash dog park at Toolang Sportsground, St Ives Chase and at Bryce Sportsground, St Ives.

Click here to have your say on off leash dog park at Toolang Sportsground

Click here to have your say on off leash dog park at Bryce Sportsground