Off Leash Parks & Dog Friendly Waterways

An off leash area is a designated public area in which dog owners can exercise dogs without a leash.  These are the only areas where dogs are permitted to run free without a lead.

Dogs are prohibited from being within 10 metres of a children’s play area and food preparation areas such as BBQs, public picnic tables and shelters.

Rules For Off Leash Areas

  • All dogs using the area must be accompanied and supervised by a competent person
  • All dogs using the area must be able to be controlled without a leash, i.e. return to handler on command
  • Maximum of four dogs per person
  • Off-leash activities will be permitted only in the designated area approved by Council
  • Dogs are only permitted in the off-leash area as indicated on the sign posts at each off-leash area
  • Dogs that are declared dangerous by Council and aggressive and restricted dogs as indicated under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 are not permitted to use the off-leash area
  • Dog owners/controllers must remove all dog faeces deposited by the dog under their control
  • Dogs must not be encouraged to attack
  • Dog owners are liable under legislation if their dog attacks a person or animal

Off Leash Parks in our Area

Specific areas within the following parks are designated as dog off leash areas.
•Kotara Park – Abuklea Road, Marsfield
•ELS Hall Park – Kent Road, North Ryde
•North Ryde Common – Twin Road, North Ryde
•Denistone Park – Terry Road, Denistone
•Olympic Park – Potts Street, Gladesville
•Blenheim Park – Epping & Blenheim Roads, North Ryde
•Santa Rosa Park – Quarry Road, Ryde

Off Leash Sportsground in our Area

The following sportsgrounds have been designated as dog off leash areas when organised sport is not occurring.

  • Peel Park – Morrison Road, Gladesville
  • Santa Rose Park – Quarry Road, North Ryde
  • Brush Farm Park – Lawson Street, Eastwood
  • Darvall Park – Chatham Road, Denistone
  • Pidding Park – Cressy Road, Ryde
Vet Services

Some Dog Off Leash Parks In Our Surrounding Suburbs:


Battersea Park, Battersea Street


Lysaght Park, Byrne Avenue


Cintra Park, Gipps Street
Majors Bay Reserve, Cnr Norman & Nullawarra Avenues

Concord West

Powells Creek Reserve, end of Victoria Avenue


Drummoyne Park, Bayswater Street
Taplin Park, Thompson Street  – before 9am & after 5pm
Brett Park, Sisters Crescent – before 9am & after 5pm


Cowell’s Lane Reserve, Cowells Lane

Five Dock

Charles Heath Reserve, Queens Road
Five Dock Park, Ingham Avenue
Storey Park, Lyons Road
Timbrell Park, Henley Marine Drive
Halliday Park, Preston Avenue – before 9am & after 5pm

Hunters Hill/Gladesville

Clarkes Point, Merrington Pl, Woolwich – before 9.30am on weekdays
Gladesville Reserve, Huntleys Point Road, Hunters Hill
Tarban Creek Reserve, Manning Road, Hunters Hill
Riverglade Reserve, Manning Road, Hunters Hill (opposite Tarban Creek over boardwalk)
Olympic Park, Potts & Margaret Streets, Gladesville

Lane Cove

Blackman Park, Penrose Street – foreshore areas and open playing fields when games are not in progress
Stringy Bark Creek Reserve, Murray Street – open field areas
Tambourine Bay Reserve, Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview
Tantallon Oval, Tantallon & Epping Roads – when organised games are not in progress
Cunningham’s Reach, Burns Bay Road
Pottery Green, Phoenix & Little Streets – when organised games are not in progress
Kingsford Smith Oval, Kenneth & William Edward Streets – when organised games are not in progress

Dog Friendly Beaches & Waterways Within Sydney Metro Area


Rowlands Reserve


Lysaght Park
Five Dock Bay


Sandy Bay Reserve

Five Dock

Halliday Park, on Hen & Chicken Bay

Hunters Hill

Tarban Creek Reserve

Huntleys Point

Gladesville Reserve


Silver Beach


Manly Lagoon, Cameron Ave

Mona Vale

South Mona Vale Headland


Sirius Cove Beach, Curlew Camp Rd
Chinaman’s Beach, McLean Cres

Narabeen & North Narabeen

Progress Park
Deep Creek Reserve, off Wakehurst Parkway


Dearin Reserve


Clarkes Point Reserve

Dogs on lead are permitted on the promenades of Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte Beaches, as well as the Bondi to Bronte Coast walk.

Unless stated otherwise, all public beaches, swimming enclosures and Sydney Harbour National Park are PROHIBITED areas for all dogs.