Off leash Areas

Council understands the importance of exercising and socialising your pet and has provided a number of designated "off leash" areas across the city where responsible pet owners can safely exercise their pets.

Dogs must be leashed at all times prior to entering and upon exiting the off leash site. It is also important to stay near your pet and constantly monitor them when in an off leash area, especially in the vicinity of children.

Even in off leash areas, it is important to stop your dog from causing a nuisance.

At no time should your dog impede other people's enjoyment.


Off Leash areas are located at:

Park name


Apex Park Riverway Drive (opposite Woolworths/ McDonald's) Rasmussen
Benwell Road Beach side between Archer and Boundary Street, South Townsville
Cambridge Park Between Cambridge Avenue and Hodges Crescent, Vincent
Charles Moroney Park Corner of Hammond Way and Garnet Street, Kelso
Sunhaven Park Corner of Cira Street and Sunhaven Boulevard, Burdell
National Park Between Yates and Barnicle Streets, Railway Estate
Riverside Green Park Freshwater Drive, Douglas
High Vista Park Corner Bayswater Road and Partridge Street, Mount Louisa
Riverside Park End of Arinya Street, Cranbrook
Jabiru Park Between South Vickers Road and Jabiru Avenue, Condon
Lappin Park Between Kern Brothers Drive and Lappin Place, Kirwan
Reid Park Between Boundary Road, Queens Road and Philp Street, Hermit Park
Murray Sporting Complex Between Murray Lyons Circuit and the river, next to the skate park
Pallarenda Beach Between access points 8 and 9
Rossiter Park Between Kimball and Belinda Streets, Aitkenvale

Fact Sheets

Download our Off Leash Exercise Areas (PDF)

For more information, please phone 1300 878 001 or contact Environmental Health Services.