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.

SuburbParkOff-leash timesProhibited areas

Alexandria

Alexandria ParkBuckland Street
Alexandria NSW 2015

At all times.

Oval, playground, courts.
 

Perry ParkMaddox Street
Alexandria NSW 2015

At all times.

 

Sydney ParkSydney Park Road
Alexandria NSW 2015

At all times.

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

Beaconsfield Park54 Queen Street
Beaconsfield NSW 2015

At all times.

Courts, barbecue area, playground.
Camperdown

Victoria ParkParramatta Road
Broadway  NSW 2015

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

Cook + Phillip Park4 College Street (Corner William Street)
Sydney NSW 2000

At all times.

Playground, pool areas.
Darlinghurst

Green ParkVictoria Street
(Corner Burton Street and Darlinghurst Road)
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

At all times.

Monuments.
 

Rosebank Park
5–15 Farrell Avenue
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

At all times.

 
Darlington

Charles Kernan ReserveAbercrombie Street
Darlington NSW 2008

At all times.

Playground.
Elizabeth BayBeare Park13 Esplanade Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
 4.30pm - 9.30am.Playground. 
 Macleay ReserveElizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011

At all times.

 
ErskinevilleHarry Noble ReserveSwanson Street (Corner Fox Avenue)
Erskineville NSW 2043

At all times.

Playground.
 

Green Bans ParkAlbert Street
(Corner Erskineville Road)
Erskineville NSW 2043

At all times.

Playground.
 Solander ParkPark Street
Erskineville NSW 2043

At all times.

 
Forest LodgeJV McMahon Reserve & Canal Reserve
Minogue Crescent
Forest Lodge NSW 2037

At all times.

 
GlebeBicentennial Park(west of canal)
Glebe Point Road 
Glebe NSW 2037

At all times.

Playground.
 Federal ParkChapman 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 CrossLawrence Hargraves Reserve12 Ward Avenue
Kings Cross NSW 2011

At all times.

 
Millers PointMunn Reserve Millers Point NSW 2000 At all times. 
 

Observatory Hill ParkUpper Fort Street 
Millers Point NSW 2000

At all times. 
Newtown

Hollis ParkWilson Street
Newtown NSW 2040

At all times.Playground.
 Isabella Hills Rest AreaHarold Street
Newtown NSW 2040
At all times. 
Potts PointEmbarkation ParkVictoria Street
Potts Point NSW 2011
Sunrise to sunset. 
PyrmontGiba ParkPoint Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
At all times. 
 Metcalfe ParkDarling Island Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
At all times. 
 Waterfront ParkBowman Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
At all times.Playgrounds, barbecue areas. 
RedfernEdmund Resch ReserveSouth Dowling Street
East Redfern NSW 2016
At all times. 
 Gibbons Street ReserveGibbons 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 ParkRedfern Street
Redfern NSW 2016
4.30pm - 9.30 am.Playgrounds, barbecue areas, oval (Dogs must remain on-leash on oval perimeter).
RoseberySouthern Cross Drive ReserveSouthern Cross Drive
Rosebery NSW 2018
At all times. 
 Sweetacres Park26 Rothschild Avenue
Rosebery NSW 2018
At all times.Playground and barbecue area.
 Tarakan ReserveHarcourt Parade
Rosebery NSW 2018
At all times. 
Rushcutters BayRushcutters Bay ParkWaratah Street
Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011
3.30pm - 10.30am.Reg Bartley Oval, Waratah Playground.
Surry HillsEddie Ward ParkMarlborough Street (Corner Devonshire Street)
Surry Hills NSW 2010
At all times.Playgrounds, skate bowl, barbecue areas.
 Frog Hollow303/307 Riley Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
 At all times. 
 Harmony ParkBrisbane Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
At all times.  
 James Hilder Reserve121-131 Campbell Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
At all times.Playground.
 Prince Alfred ParkChalmers 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.
UltimoFig Lane Park320-334 Jones Street to Bulwarra Road and Fig Lane
Ultimo NSW 2007
At all times.Playground.
 Mary Ann Street ParkMary 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

Waterloo ParkElizabeth Street
(Corner McEvoy Street)
Waterloo NSW 2017

At all times.Playground, oval, courts and skate park.
Waterloo

Rope Walk Park Archibald Avenue
Waterloo NSW 2017

At all times.Playground, water feature.
ZetlandCrown ParkGreen Square
Zetand NSW 2017
At all times. 
 Joynton Park
Victoria Park Parade
Zetland NSW 2017 
At all times.
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Last updated: Monday, 20 January 2020