Bayside Council - Off Lead Parks

Updated: Feb 22


PARKS WITHIN BAYSIDE CITY COUNCIL

Where dogs are allowed off lead (with restrictions). If you don't see the park that you want to go to - it means that dogs are not allowed OFF lead there at all. Read on for more information.


Bayside City Council offers 14 OFF LEAD parks for you and your dog. Foreshore Beach areas will be dealt with in another post.

See the list of City of Kingston Council off lead parks here


UPDATED 20 August 2021

Having fun at Dendy Park

From the Bayside City Council Website


Your responsibilities in off-leash areas


Dogs must be on a chain, cord or leash if the dog is within 20 metres of:

  • a children’s play equipment area

  • an area where a public meeting is being held

  • a permanently designated barbeque and picnic area

  • an on-leash signed lake or pond

  • an area where an organised sporting event is taking place.

  • Dogs must be on leash in all car parks.

  • It is still your responsibility to take bags and pick up after your dog.

  • Owners must have effective control of their dog at all times. You must be able to recall your dog promptly and place it back on a leash if the need arises.


Here are ALL of the parks in Bayside where dogs are allowed off lead alphabetised by suburb


BEAUMARIS


Banksia Reserve

Oak Street, Beaumaris - 3.51ha


Gates have been removed from oval by Council so not secure


Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


This is a SHARED sports oval. This means that when there is a sports event happening (including training) your dog MUST be on lead.

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport and training, playground, bbqs and picnic areas.

There are public toilets, two poop bag dispensers, two rubbish bin stations, cricket nets, children's playground and at least 3 water stations


Donald MacDonald Reserve

Keating Street, Beaumaris - 1.45ha


Gates have been removed from oval by Council so not secure


Dogs are permitted off leash on the oval and must always be under effective control.


This is a SHARED sports oval. This means that when there is a sports event happening (including training) your dog MUST be on lead.

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport and training, playground, bbqs and picnic areas. Dogs are prohibited from flora and fauna reserve area.


This space offers lovely bushy walking tracks but dogs must be kept on lead in these areas There are a few rubbish bin stations along with poop bag dispensers. At the moment, a new pavilion is being constructed so there is a bit going on! There is just the one drink area for dogs that I saw - a red plastic bucket marked 'dogs' that the locals fill up

BRIGHTON


Elsternwick Park

Cnr of New and Bent Streets, Brighton - 11.91ha


This is a large recreation area that boasts two children's playgrounds - one fenced off from dogs etc, bbq's, public toilets, lake - also fenced off, skate bowl, walking tracks and more.


There are various poop bag dispensers which are usually well stocked and rubbish bins. Water is also provided but there is only ONE water station for dogs in the whole nearly 12 hectares and that is near the lake. This seems very inadequate for a) the amount of dogs there b) the size of the park and c) for summer.


Dogs are prohibited from fenced lake area.

The rest is off lead

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport and training, playground, bbqs and picnic areas.

Across Bent St is the new Nature Reserve where dogs are welcome ON leash only. No photos taken of this area.


William Street Reserve

80 William Street, Brighton - 1.92ha


Some gates have been removed from oval by Council so not 100% fully enclosed.


This is a SHARED sports oval. This means that when there is a sports event happening (including training) your dog MUST be on lead.

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport and training, playground, bbqs and picnic areas.

These shared grounds are popular with owners and their dogs. With a lovely white fence (some gates removed) it looks fabulous. The entry on busy Halifax St has a gate with a pool type lock which is a little more reassuring for those with dogs who like to escape! Outside this gate is the dog water station along with the dog poop bag dispenser and rubbish bin. Over on the opposite side (where the houses are) is an entry that is blocked by the orange roadworks type mesh. Not sure if this is official and always there though.


Plenty of parking along Halifax St, along William St and at the back of the pavilion where the playground and basketball ring is. There are toilets at the pavilion but I did not check if they were accessible to all.


Drawback - I noticed a lot of divots in the grounds dug by dogs. Please stop your dog from digging in sports grounds. Dangerous and it gives clubs and council another reason to take these wonderful spaces away.


BRIGHTON EAST


Dendy Park

Cummins Rd, Brighton East - 18ha


NO FENCES

This is a SHARED sports oval. This means that when there is a sports event happening (including training) your dog MUST be on lead.


Large area - includes BBQs, a couple of children's playgrounds, public toilets, plenty of rubbish bins, dog poop bag dispensers, dog water available.

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport and training, playground, bbqs and picnic areas.

Lots of entrance points as well. Can park on Cummins Rd or there is a large carpark off Dendy Street.


Hurlingham Park

581 Nepean Hwy, Brighton East - 3.95ha


Gates have been removed from oval by Council so not secure


This is a SHARED sports oval. This means that when there is a sports event happening (including training) your dog MUST be on lead.

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport and training, playground, bbqs and picnic areas.

Hurlingham Park is a large off lead area - the main oval, a smaller, much greener oval and all the surrounds. There are public toilets, bbqs, large children's playground, water stations for both dogs and humans, rubbish bins, dog poop bag dispensers and bench seats sporadically throughout. There is a lovely path and lots of nice trees.


CHELTENHAM


Cheltenham Park

Park Road, Cheltenham - 4.72ha


Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


This is a large park that boasts bbqs, playground, picnic area. It is also a shared space with sports teams

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport, training, playground, bbqs and picnic areas.

Dogs are prohibited from flora and fauna reserve area.

Lovely, bushy walking track, water stations, public toilets, dog poop bag dispensers and rubbish bins. Very large children's playground. There are two oval areas and this park shares a boundary with Cheltenham Golf Club. Dogs must be on lead on the greens AND you MUST pick up after them. The oval areas are surrounded by lovely native bush which gives the dogs lots of sniffing opportunities. Be aware of snakes.


HAMPTON


RJ Sillitoe Reserve

Lawson Street, Hampton - 2.5ha


This is a SHARED facility with both Soccer and Cricket. This means that when there is a sports event happening (including training) your dog MUST be on lead.

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport and training.

These are large grassy grounds with a cricket pitch in the middle and cricket nets on the Lawson St end.


There is a pavilion and public toilets up the Lawson Street end. There is a small carpark here and there is no gate at this entry/exit point which means that this is not a fully enclosed off lead dog park. The dog water tap and bowls are at the public toilets.

There is a rubbish bin and dog poop bag dispenser near the carpark and also the same up on the Ludstone Street entrance. There is another entrance gate in Olive St (no bin or bags there though). There is one bench seat up near the Ludstone Street entrance and another down past the cricket nets at Lawson Street.





WL Simpson Reserve

81 Fewster Rd, Hampton - 2.5ha


Gates have been removed from oval by Council so not secure


This is a SHARED sports oval. This means that when there is a sports event happening (including training) your dog MUST be on lead.

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport and training.

This reserve has a children's playground, cricket nets, water for dogs and humans near the playground, dog poop bag dispensers, rubbish bins, some bench seats and public toilets. The grounds are large and lots of running space!


HAMPTON EAST


NG Wishart Reserve

Wishart Street, Hampton East - 0.91ha


This is the ONLY fully enclosed dedicated off lead dog park in all of Bayside City Council


Off lead area is just under a hectare. Completely fenced and gated. You can access the dog park from both Wishart Street and from Bluff Rd. There is basically NO parking on the Bluff Rd side. There IS parking in Wishart St - please be mindful to not block residents driveways.


On the Wishart St side there is also a tennis wall, basketball and netball rings, an updated children's playground which are all outside the off lead area. There are lots of native trees and plantings in this area as well. This area is ALL on lead

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of playground, barbeques and picnic areas.

Inside the off lead area there are some trees and native plantings, one water tap and bowl for dogs (up the Wishart St end). Only ONE rubbish bin and dog poop bag dispenser (up the Bluff Rd end) although there is a water tap and rubbish bin outside the dog area near the playground. There is one picnic table setting along with another seat INSIDE the dog park


Outside the dog park, near the playground there is one picnic table

One Rubbish Bin and a water tap.


This park is NOT a shared park with sporting teams etc. It is a 24hr, 7 day a week off lead dog park.

There are NO BBQs, Solid Shelter or Public Toilets at this park.


HIGHETT


Lyle Anderson Reserve

Highett Grove, Highett - 0.64ha


Dogs are permitted off lead at ALL times but must always be under effective control.

This park is NOT enclosed


This is a sweet park that backs on to the railway track - there is a very high fence to prevent dogs getting on to the tracks.

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of playground, barbeques and picnic areas.

There is a bbq, a table or two, children's playground and oldish public toilets. It is a small area for dogs but lovely. There is an old fashioned water bubbler and a very small aluminium cat sized bowl for dog water. Rubbish bins and dog poop bag dispensers too.


Lots of great sniffing opportunities. A hidden gem.


SANDRINGHAM


Merindah Park

George Street, Sandringham - 2.05ha


Dogs are permitted off lead at ALL times but must always be under effective control

This park is NOT enclosed.


Water bowls and poo bags are available. There is a large, open space for playing ball etc. The lovely walking tracks running into George street reserve are all off leash.


No public toilets


There are NO on lead sections except for the fenced off area in George Street reserve. The rest of George street reserve is OFF lead. People should not let their dogs run amock in the vegetated parts where small plantings have been done. Keep to the tracks, and it is a lovely walk. Beware snakes in warm weather though.


RG Chisholm Reserve Oval

Duncan Street, Sandringham - 1.22ha


Gates have been removed from oval by Council so not secure


This is a SHARED sports oval. This means that when there is a sports event happening (including training) your dog MUST be on lead.

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of an area being used for organised sport and training. Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of playground, barbeques and picnic areas.

These grounds have one water tap outside the oval, 2 x dog poop bag dispensers and rubbish bins, children's playground public toilets and cricket nets.

Drawback - I noticed a lot of divots in the grounds dug by dogs. Please stop your dog from digging in sports grounds. Dangerous and it gives clubs and council another reason to take these wonderful spaces away.


Royal Avenue Park

Royal Avenue, Sandringham - 2.13ha


NO FENCES

Dogs are permitted off lead at ALL times but must always be under effective control


This park boasts a fenced children's playground Dogs Prohibited inside this area

Public Toilets, bbqs, tennis wall, basketball ring, skate bowl and more

Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash when within 20m of playground, barbeques and picnic areas.

There is a walking track around the off lead area, large shade trees with seats, water bowls and drinking station, dog poop bag dispensers and rubbish bins. Lots of vegetation for the dogs to rummage around in. Beware of snakes in summer.

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