Off Leash Areas


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)


Off leash areas are located at:

Suburb Park nameLocation
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 PlainsMannikin ParkCorner 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
Works Notification for Thuringowa Park - Kirwan
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