Dog parks and beaches
Dogs are permitted on-leash in most public places, unless otherwise sign posted. You can exercise your dog without a leash at most of the City’s parks and reserves, providing the dog is under effective control at all times.
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Dogs are not permitted within five metres of playgrounds, or sports grounds when a game is underway.
On-leash exercise areas
All dogs must be kept on a leash at the following reserves:
- Albert James Reserve, Joondanna
- Herdsman Lake Regional Reserve
- Scarborough Beach Reserve, Scarborough (this includes the entire Scarborough Beach foreshore)
- Star Swamp Reserve, North Beach
- Stirling Civic Gardens, Stirling.
Enclosed dog parks
The City has a dedicated dog parks at:
Dog park rules
|Ensure your dog is registered and microchipped||Do not enter the park if your dog is aggressive or unwell|
|Keep your dog under effective control and leave if it becomes aggressive||Do not bring in food or toys|
|Clean up after your dog and place waste in the bins provided||Do not let your dog off-leash if you don’t have an effective recall|
|Watch children carefully in dog parks as they are vulnerable to attack||Do not use the dog park to teach your dog how to behave with other dogs|
|Supervise your dog at all times, whether in or out of the fenced dog park||Do not ignore your dog or become distracted|
|Bring well-behaved dogs only and always have a leash with you||Do not bring more than two dogs per owner|
- Peasholm Street dog beach, Scarborough
- Trigg Beach (between Kathleen and Bennion streets only)
- North Beach (between Castle and Margaret streets only).
Dogs are prohibited at all other beach and coastal reserve areas.
Cleaning up after your dog
For the health and cleanliness of our community, dog owners are required to pick up after their dog. It is an offence to leave droppings behind and on-the-spot $100 penalties apply.
The City encourages owners to bring a biodegradable bag for the disposal of dog excreta. Designated bins and pooch-pouch dispenser points are also located in most reserves throughout the City.
To request the replenishment of pooch-pouch dispensers, or to report an overfull bin at a reserve, please phone our Customer Contact Centre.