Off Leash Areas
From Midnight, Monday 30 March, playgrounds, off-leash dog areas, skateparks and outdoor exercise equipment will close including BBQ facilities in parks (previously closed). Social distancing and appropriate hygiene practices are encouraged in line with the Australian Government's new 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.
Off leash areas are located at:
|Aitkenvale||Riverside Parkway (Rossiter Park)||Between Kimball and Belinda Streets (near Rossiter Park)|
|Annandale||Murray Park||Between Murray Lyons Circuit and the river, next to the skate park|
|Bohle Plains||Mannikin Park||Corner of Kalynda Parade and Mannikin Way|
|Burdell||Solaris Recreation Reserve (North Shore Dog Park)||Corner of Cira Way and Sunhaven Boulevard|
|Bushland Beach||Peggy Banfield Park||Lionel Turner Drive|
|Condon||Jabiru Park||Between South Vickers Road and Jabiru Avenue|
|Cranbrook||Gleeson’s Weir Park||End of Arinya Street|
|Douglas||Riverside Green Park||Freshwater Drive|
|Hermit Park||Lou Litster Park||Between Boundary Street, Queens Road and Philp Street|
|Kelso||Charles Moroney Park||Corner of Hammond Way and Garnet Street|
|Kirwan||Thuringowa Park||Between Kern Brothers Drive and Lappin Place|
|Kirwan||Mount View Park||Corner Bamford Lane and Mill Drive|
|Mount Louisa||High Vista Park||Corner Bayswater Road and Partridge Street|
|Mount Low||Sanctum Park North||Sanctum Boulevard|
|Mysterton||Mindham Park||Between Brentnall St, Townsend St and Charters Towers Rd|
|Pallarenda||Pallarenda Beach||Between access points 8 and 9|
|Rasmussen||Apex Park||Riverway Drive (opposite Woolworths/McDonald's)|
|Railway Estate||National Park (Railway Estate Dog Park)||Between Yates and Barnicle Streets|
|South Townsville||Benwell Road Park||Beach side between Archer and Boundary Street|
|Vincent||Cambridge Park||Between Cambridge Avenue and Hodges Crescent|
|Wulguru||Edison Park||Between Edison and Kepler Streets|