Find out information about using the various dog exercise areas and dog beaches in the City of Stirling.

Dog exercise areas

Dogs are welcome in most of the City of Stirling’s parks and reserves, with the exception of most beaches. The City also has two dedicated dog exercise areas at Charles Riley Memorial Reserve, North Beach and Inglewood Oval (corner of Central Avenue / Stancliffe Street, Mount Lawley). These facilities have fenced-off areas which include natural elements such as a mix of sand and turf, dog drinking bowl, gazebo and bench seating.

Owners should check signage for any restrictions.  Dogs must be kept on a leash in James Albert Park Joondanna and Stirling Civic Gardens Stirling.

For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, when walking your dog in a reserve you must keep it under effective control.  This means keeping your dog close to you and not allowing it to bother other people or animals.  Even though your dog is being playful, others may feel uneasy with its behaviour.  Remember, some people do not like to be approached by dogs.

Dogs are not under effective control if they:
  • Chase or disturb any person or wildlife
  • Act in a threatening or aggressive manner
  • Cause damage to flora or
  • Enter a lake or water channel.
This type of behaviour can have a significant impact on both the environment and the flora and fauna that inhabit these reserves. It can result in loss and damage to habitat, disruption to breeding and detraction of bushland.
For your well-being, the health of others and the environment, pooch-pouches are located in most parks and reserves to assist you in cleaning up after your dog. Please ensure you do the right thing to keep our environment a pleasant place for everyone to enjoy.

Dog beaches

There are three beaches in the City of Stirling where dogs are allowed:
  • Between Margaret Street and Castle Street, North Beach
  • Between Bennion Street and Kathleen Street, Trigg and
  • Extending northwards 200m from the City’s southern boundary at Peasholm Street, Scarborough.
As with dogs in reserves, please ensure your dog is kept under effective control at all times. If you would like more information, contact the City's Community Safety section via email  or by phone on (08) 9205 8555.