Off-Leash Areas

Owning a dog is a great incentive to be active. Dogs need exercise, but you also have a duty to others not to cause a nuisance. In recognition of the benefits of dog ownership, Council has provided a number of areas in parks and reserves where dogs can be exercised without leashes.

Some of these areas have access and time restrictions so other park users can also enjoy the facilities. Click on the park names below for details.

In general, make sure your dog is under the control of a competent adult at all times. Don’t let it annoy or attack any other people or animals and keep your dog at least ten metres away from children’s play equipment, BBQs and picnic areas. Your dog must be on a leash while travelling to and from the leash free area.

Some of the off-leash areas are sports grounds. Please do not unleash your dog in these areas when they are being used for sports.

You must also clean up after your dog, out of consideration for other people’s health and for the sake of the environment. On the spot fines of $275 result for owners who do not clean up after their dogs.

Unregistered animals and dogs that have been declared dangerous are not permitted in off-leash areas.


Artarmon Oval - Burra Road, Artarmon
Artarmon Park - Parkes Road, between Hampden and Cleland Roads, Artarmon

Castle Cove

Castle Cove Oval - Holly Street, Castle Cove


Bales Park - Between Sydney Street, Stanley Street and Ranelagh Crescent, Chatswood
Beauchamp Park Oval - Nicholson Street, Chatswood
Blue Gum Park - Dulwich Road, opposite Peckham Avenue, Chatswood
Ferndale Park - Dalrymple Avenue, Chatswood
Lowanna Park - Greville Street/Fullers Road, Chatswood

Chatswood West

OH Reid Park - End of Reid Drive, Chatswood West


Naremburn Park - Park Road, Naremburn
West Street Reserve - Grafton Avenue, Naremburn


Wright Reserve - Between 46 and 48 Barcoo St, Roseville


Willoughby Park - Oval No 2 (Alan Hyslop Oval) - Warrane Road, Willoughby
Willoughby Park - Oval No. 1 - Warrane Road, Willoughby