Off-Leash Dog Parks

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Designated off-leash or free run areas are at the following reserves:

  • Balcombe Heights Reserve, Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills (within the fenced area)
  • Connie Lowe Reserve, Adelphi Street, Rouse Hill (within the fenced area)
  • Coolong Reserve, Coolong Street, Castle Hill (within the fenced area)
  • Crestwood Reserve, Peel Road, Baulkham Hills (within the fenced area)
  • Castle Hill Showground (lower dog arenas) - please note lower dog arenas to be generally off-leash for all dogs at all times. However when formal training or competitions organised by Clubs or Associations are taking place, only participating dogs may be off-leash.

In all other parks and public places dogs must be on-leash at all times.

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Some free run areas may have time restrictions in place to protect the amenity of adjoining residences.

All dogs within a designated off-leash area must be supervised.

This person MUST:

  • Be a competent person over 16 years of age
  • Be able to control the dog/s by voice command
  • Remove and dispose of all dog waste
  • Have no more than four dogs under their control
  • Not allow restricted breeds or dogs declared as dangerous to use off-leash areas

 

Under the terms of the Companion Animals Act (s14) the following public places are prohibited for dogs off OR on-leash:

  • Within 10 metres of children's playground equipment
  • Within 10 metres of food preparation areas such as public barbeques and kiosks
  • Active recreation areas such as sports fields, ovals and courts (during the playing of organised sport)
  • Public bathing areas
  • School grounds unless with the permission of the principal
  • Child care centres unless with the permission of the director
  • Shopping areas unless with permission

Council has also resolved to monitor the presence of dogs in bushland reserves and report any affects upon biodiversity.