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Find an off-lead park near you

Boroondara has many areas where you can take your dog for a run off lead. Remember that these are shared spaces - you should be familiar with the rules for these spaces. These rules are available in our Off-lead dog park rules section on this page.

    Off-lead dog park rules 

    To use these off-lead parks, you must:

    • carry a lead at all times
    • not allow your dog to worry or threaten any person or animal
    • bring your dog under your control immediately if it threatens any person or animal
    • not allow your dog on sporting ovals during organised sports events including matches and training
    • keep your dog at least 30m away from in-use barbecues or picnic areas, public meetings or sporting events, including matches or organised training
    • not allow your dog within a playground and keep it on a lead within 10m of the perimeter of a playground
    • bring waste bags to pick up after your dog and place it in a bin (you can be fined if you don't clean up after your pet).

    Exceptions to off-lead areas

    Certain dog breeds cannot be off-lead. For example:

    For a fully-fenced area that allows open running for greyhounds, visit Manningham Council Greyhound Slip Track

    For the latest information, visit: Legal requirements for dog owners

    Fenced dog park rules

    In addition to the rules for off-lead dog parks, if you are using the fenced dog play area at Gordon Barnard reserve, you must:

    • keep your dog off the sporting ovals during organised sports event, including matches and training
    • fill in any holes your dog digs
    • keep your dog on a lead until inside the fenced area
    • not bring in any human food
    • only have a maximum of  2 dogs per person
    • supervise children if they are with you
    • not conduct any commercial activity.

    Using a shared space

    Everyone who uses a shared space is responsible for the safety of those around them. For example:

    • Dog owners need to have their dog under effective control. See dog park rules and exception to off-leash areas.
    • Bike riders need to travel at a speed and in a manner that enables them to avoid people and animals.
    • Pedestrians need to be mindful of activities around them.

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