Off-Leash Areas

IMPORTANT NOTE

Social distancing and appropriate hygiene practices are encouraged in line with the Australian Government's COVID-19 requirements.

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

Dog off-leash park etiquette:

  • Remove your dog if it becomes aggressive or bothers other dogs.
  • Always clean up after your pet and place in rubbish bins provided.
  • Fill in any hole that your dog digs.
  • Dogs should be under effective control or voice control at all times.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times prior to entering and upon leaving the dog park.

Even in dog 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.

Download our Off Leash Exercise Areas for Dogs Information Sheet (PDF)

Locations

Off-leash areas are located at:

Aitkenvale

Aitkenvale

Rossiter Park - Aitkenvale

Between Kimball and Belinda Streets
Aitkenvale

Fenced off-leash area

Fully fenced off-leash area for all dogs. Supported by seating, shade trees, a shade sail, lighting and a dog agility course. Off-street parking is available off Kimball Street. Adjacent facilities within the park include a playground, half-basketball court, BBQ picnic facilities, a river pontoon and public toilets.

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Annandale

Annandale

Murray Park - Annandale

Murray Lyons Crescent
(Riverside opposite Townsville Stadium)
Annandale

Two separate fenced off-leash areas

Two fully fenced spaces including a main dog off-leash area for everyone and a separate space for small dogs only. This facility is supported by adjacent parking, seating, shade sails and lighting. A dog agility course is available in the main area. Adjacent facilities include a skate park and a bitumen pump track.

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Bohle Plains

Bohle Plains

Mannikin Park - Bohle Plains

51-53 Kalynda Parade
(Beside Kalynda Tennis Centre)
Bohle Plains

Two separate fenced off-leash areas

Two fully fenced spaces including a general dog off-leash area for everyone and a separate space for small dogs only. Seating and lighting is available in both areas and the main area has a shade shelter and an agility course.

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Burdell

Burdell

Solaris Park (North Shore Dog Park) - Burdell

Cnr Cira and Sunhaven Street
Burdell

Fenced off-leash area

Fully fenced off-leash area for all dogs. Supported by seating, a dog agility course and adjacent parking. Adjacent facilities within the park include a junior & senior playground area.

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Bushland Beach

Bushland Beach

Peggy Banfield Park - Bushland Beach

Lionel Turner Dr
Bushland Beach

Two separate fenced off-leash areas

Two fully fenced spaces including a general dog off-leash area for everyone and a separate space for small dogs only. Seating is available in both areas. Adjacent facilities include a playground, BBQ picnic area, public toilets, half-basketball court, tennis courts, sporting fields and fitness equipment.

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Condon

Condon

Jabiru Park - Condon

Between South Vickers Road and Jabiru Avenue
Condon

Fenced off-leash area

Fully fenced off-leash area for all dogs. Supported by seating, shade trees, a shade sail and a dog agility course. Adjacent facilities within the park include a playground, half-basketball court and baseball fields.

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Cranbrook

Cranbrook

Gleeson’s Weir Park - Cranbrook

(also called Riverside Off-Leash Dog Park)

Between Arinya Street and Louise Streets,
Cranbrook

Partially fenced off-leash area

This area is fenced on the park side and is unfenced on the river side, allowing open access to the Ross River for dog swimming. The facility is supported by seating areas and is well shaded by large trees.

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Douglas

Douglas

Riverside Green Park - Douglas

18 Freshwater Drive
(between Paddington Terrace and Estuary Parade)
Douglas

Two separate fenced off-leash areas

Two fully fenced spaces including a general dog off-leash area for everyone and a separate space for small dogs only. Seating is available in both areas. Adjacent facilities include a playground, half-basketball court, sports field and fitness equipment.

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Hermit Park

Hermit Park

Lou Litster Park - Hermit Park

Between Boundary Street, Queens Road and Philp Street
Hermit Park

Unfenced off-leash area

Townsville’s largest free-run dog off-leash area spanning approx. 34 acres. This area has no fencing, and is a naturally vegetated creek corridor supported by a pathway network. Access to the Ross Creek is available for dog swimming *CROCODILE CAUTION IS ADVISED.

Please be mindful of other users of the park as this is a popular location for bicycle riding and creek fishing.

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Julago

Julago

Wadda Mooli Park - Julago

Also known as Elliot Springs Dog Park

Elliott Springs Boulevard
Julago

Fenced off-leash area

Fully fenced off-leash area for all dogs. This facility is supported by seating, a shade shelter, shade trees and nearby parking. Nearby facilities include a playground, learn to ride circuit, BBQ picnic facilities and sports field.

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Kelso

Kelso

Charles Moroney Park - Kelso

26 Hammond Way
Kelso

Fenced off-leash area

Fully fenced off-leash area for all dogs. The facility is well shaded by large trees and is supported by seating areas and adjacent parking. Adjacent facilities within the park include a junior & senior playground areas, concrete pump track, tennis court, half-basketball & netball court, BBQ picnic areas and sports fields.

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Kirwan

Kirwan

Thuringowa Park - Kirwan

Cnr Kern Brothers Drive and Lappin Place
Kirwan

Fenced off-leash area

Fully fenced off-leash area for all dogs. Supported by seating, shade sail and a dog agility course. Adjacent facilities within the park include a pathway circuit, playground, fitness equipment and BBQ picnic facilities.

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Mountview Park - Kirwan

41 Bamford Lane
Kirwan

Two separate fenced off leash area

Two fully fenced spaces including a general dog off-leash area for everyone and a separate space for small dogs only. Seating is available in both areas and the main area has shade shelters. Adjacent facilities include a playground, a BBQ picnic area and public toilets.

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Mount Louisa

Mount Louisa

High Vista Park - Mount Louisa

488 Bayswater Road
(cnr Partridge Street)
Mount Louisa

Fenced off-leash area

Fully fenced off-leash area for all dogs. The facility is supported by seating areas and a shade sail. Adjacent facilities within the park include a playground, half-basketball court, BBQ picnic area, soccer fields and public toilets.

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Mount Low

Mount Low

Sanctum Park North - Mount Low

110 Sanctum Boulevard
Mount Low

Two separate fenced off-leash areas

Two fully fenced spaces including a general dog off-leash area for everyone and a separate space for small dogs only. Seating is available in both areas and the main area has a large shade shelter. Adjacent facilities include a playground with a BBQ picnic area.

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Mysterton

Mysterton

Mindham Park - Mysterton

Between Brentnall Street, Townsend Street and Charters Towers Rd
Mysterton

Unfenced off-leash area

Free-run dog off-leash area spanning approx. 6 acres of open grassed land that forms part of the drainage corridor. This facility has no fencing and is marked by a bollard boundary. Adjacent facilities include a playground and a half-basketball court.

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Pallarenda

Pallarenda

Pallarenda Beach - Pallarenda

Cape Pallarenda Road
Between beach access areas 8 and 9
Town Common

Unfenced off-leash beach area

This area is a free-run beach with no fencing, spanning approx. 570m of beach foreshore. This facility is supported by off-street parking. Ocean access is available for dogs to swim *CROCODILE CAUTION IS ADVISED.

The site adjoins a beach exercise area for horses.

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Railway Estate

Railway Estate

National Park - Railway Estate

Between Yates & Barnicle Streets
Railway Estate

Fenced off-leash area

Fully fenced off-leash area for all dogs. Supported by seating and a dog agility course. Adjacent facilities within the park include a playground, public toilets and a boat ramp with car parking.

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Rasmussen

Rasmussen

Apex Park - Aitkenvale

Riverway Drive
(opposite Shopping precinct - Woolworths/ McDonalds)
Rasmussen

Partially fenced off-leash area

This area is fenced on the park side and is unfenced on the river side, allowing open access to the Ross River for dog swimming. The facility is supported by seating areas and nearby parking. Adjacent facilities within the park include BBQ picnic areas, parkour play equipment and a river pontoon.

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South Townsville

South Townsville

Benwell Road Park - South Townsville

Owned by the Port Authority
Beach side between Archer and Boundary Streets
South Townsville

Unfenced off-leash beach area

This area is a free-run beach with no fencing, spanning approx. 520m of beach foreshore. Ocean access is available for dogs to swim *CROCODILE CAUTION IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

Area is tidally influenced and space for dog activities is best at low tide. Please be mindful of others users of the beach, as this site is also a popular fishing location.

This site is owned by the Port of Townsville and Townsville City Council is not responsible for the infrastructure at this facility.

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Vincent

Vincent

Cambridge Park - Vincent

Between Cambridge Street and Hodges Crescent
(Off-leash area on Cambridge street)
Vincent

Fenced off-leash area

Fully fenced off-leash area for all dogs. This facility is supported by seating, shade trees, a shade sail, lighting and a dog agility course. Adjacent facilities within the park include a pathway circuit, playground, half-basketball court and a fitness station.

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Wulguru

Wulguru

Edison Park - Wulguru

Between Edison & Kepler Streets
Wulguru

Two separate fenced off-leash areas

Two fully fenced spaces including a general dog off-leash area for everyone and a separate space for small dogs only. Seating is available in both areas and the main area has shade shelter and an agility course. Adjacent facilities include a fitness station and a pathway circuit through the natural parkland.

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