Off-leash parks

Off-leash parks

Please keep dogs out of playgrounds

Enjoy our many parks with your dog. But for our children's health and safety, please keep dogs out of our playgrounds.

We must protect children from parasites and diseases that can be transmitted from dog litter.

You risk a $330 fine if your dog is in a playground.

Your dog is welcome to more than 400 of our parks and open spaces. Check the signs before you enter.

Bag it, bin it

Always remember to pick up after your dog. You’ll find free waste bags in most parks, but it’s best to bring your own.

Rangers can issue on-the-spot fines of up to $275 if you don’t pick up your dog’s waste.

Dog parks

Taking your pet outdoors to a dog-friendly space is important, especially in inner-city areas with high-density dwellings where dogs don't have much space to exercise.

Regular off-leash exercise in designated parks helps dogs relieve boredom and release pent-up energy. It may also reduce unwanted behaviour such as excessive barking. Outdoors exercise also benefits owners with dog parks bringing people together.

Dogs are welcome at many different parks in the City of Sydney. See the table below to find an off-leash park close to your home. While some on-leash restrictions do apply, many parks allow your pet to be off its leash at all times.

We clearly signpost off-leash areas (see the map below) and provide dog litter bag dispensers at all off-leash parks so owners can clean up after their pets.

More nearby dog parks

Visit these sites for details of off-leash parks operated by nearby councils and other authorities:

Centennial and Moore ParkLeichhardt CouncilWaverley CouncilWoollahra Council

Did you know? 

The City can also help with dog obedience classes.

Your dog should also be microchipped, registered and desexed.

Suburb Park Off-leash times Prohibited areas


Alexandria Park
Buckland Street
Alexandria NSW 2015

At all times.

Oval, playground, courts.

Perry Park
Maddox Street
Alexandria NSW 2015

At all times.

Sydney Park
Sydney Park Road
Alexandria NSW 2015

At all times.

Wetlands, Alan Davidson Oval, Sydney Park Cycling Centre, playground, barbecue areas.

Beaconsfield Park
54 Queen Street
Beaconsfield NSW 2015

At all times.

Courts, barbecue area, playground.

Victoria Park
Parramatta Road
Broadway  NSW 2015

6pm - 8am. Pool, pond, playground, barbecue area.
Central Sydney

Cook + Phillip Park
4 College Street (Corner William Street)
Sydney NSW 2000

At all times. Playground, pool areas.

Green Park
Victoria Street
(Corner Burton Street and Darlinghurst Road)
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

At all times.


Charles Kernan Reserve
Abercrombie Street
Darlington NSW 2008 

At all times. Playground.
Elizabeth Bay Beare Park
13 Esplanade Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
 4.30pm - 9.30am. Playground. 
  Macleay Reserve
Elizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
At all times. 
Erskineville Harry Noble Reserve
Swanson Street (Corner Fox Avenue)
Erskineville NSW 2043
At all times. Playground.

Green Bans Park
Albert Street
(Corner Erskineville Road)
Erskineville NSW 2043

At all times.  Playground.
  Solander Park
Park Street
Erskineville NSW 2043
At all times.   
Forest Lodge JV McMahon Reserve & Canal Reserve
Minogue Crescent
Forest Lodge NSW 2037
At all times.  
Glebe Bicentennial Park
(west of canal)
Glebe Point Road 
Glebe NSW 2037
At all times.  Playground.
Federal Park
Chapman Road
Glebe NSW 2037
At all times except sports field during games. Playground, barbecue, skatepark, wetland.
  Foreshore Walk
(From Pope Paul Reserve to Ferry Road)
Glebe NSW 2037
At all times. barbecue areas, playground.
Kings Cross Lawrence Hargraves Reserve
12 Ward Avenue
Kings Cross NSW 2011
At all times.  
Millers Point Munn Reserve 
Millers Point NSW 2000 
At all times.  

Observatory Hill Park
Upper Fort Street 
Millers Point NSW 2000

At all times.  

Hollis Park
Wilson Street
Newtown NSW 2040

6pm - 8am. Playground.
  Isabella Hills Rest Area
Harold Street
Newtown NSW 2040
At all times.  
Potts Point Embarkation Park
Victoria Street
Potts Point NSW 2011
Sunrise to sunset.  
Pyrmont Giba Park
Point Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
At all times.  
  Metcalfe Park
Darling Island Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
At all times.  
  Waterfront Park
Bowman Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
At all times. Playgrounds, barbecue areas. 
Redfern Edmund Resch Reserve
South Dowling Street
East Redfern NSW 2016
At all times.  
Gibbons Street Reserve
Gibbons Street
Redfern NSW 2016
At all times.  

Hugo Street Reserve
Hugo Street
Redfern NSW 2016 

At all times.  Basketball court. Dogs permitted off-leash in the southern (fenced) section only.
Redfern Park
Redfern Street
Redfern NSW 2016
4.30pm - 9.30 am. Playgrounds, barbecue areas, oval (Dogs must remain on-leash on oval perimeter).
Rosebery Southern Cross Drive Reserve
Southern Cross Drive
Rosebery NSW 2018
At all times.  
Tarakan Reserve
Harcourt Parade
Rosebery NSW 2018
At all times.  
Rushcutters Bay Rushcutters Bay Park
Waratah Street
Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011
3.30pm - 10.30am. Reg Bartley Oval, Waratah Playground.
Surry Hills Eddie Ward Park
Marlborough Street (Corner Devonshire Street)
Surry Hills NSW 2010
At all times. Playgrounds, skate bowl, barbecue areas.
Frog Hollow
303/307 Riley Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
 At all times.  
  Harmony Park
Brisbane Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
At all times.   
James Hilder Reserve
121-131 Campbell Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
At all times. Playground.
  Prince Alfred Park
Chalmers Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Only in central grass and woodland area bounded by:
North - Cleveland Street
South - Aquatic Centre
West - Main shared path
East - Park boundary.

Tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, swimming pool (being upgraded), barbecue areas, fitness stations.
Ultimo Fig Lane Park
320-334 Jones Street to Bulwarra Road and Fig Lane
Ultimo NSW 2007
At all times. Playground.
  Mary Ann Street Park
Mary Ann Street
Ultimo NSW 2007
At all times.  

Wentworth Park
(North of Greyhound Stadium)
Wentworth Park Road
Ultimo NSW 2007

At all times. Sports field during games, barbecue areas, playground.

Waterloo Park
Elizabeth Street
(Corner McEvoy Street)
Waterloo NSW 2017

At all times. Playground, basketball courts, skate park.
Zetland Crown Park
Green Square
Zetand NSW 2017
At all times.  
  Joynton Park
Victoria Park Parade
Zetland NSW 2017 
At all times.   
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Last updated: Friday, 15 March 2019