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It is estimated that there are more than 500,000 dogs in Sydney and regular exercise is an essential part of a dog’s life. Luckily, our furry friends are welcome at hundreds of parks and other open spaces all around Sydney.
With many studies suggesting a wide range of benefits for us humans if we own a dog, it’s no wonder that we want to give back to our dogs by increasing their quality of life too. In this article, we’ll look into how you can find an off-leash dog exercise area near you in Sydney.
Most councils have a dedicated section on their website with important information for residents who own a dog, which typically includes the dedicated dog exercise parks in your area.
There are 12 off-leash areas where dogs can exercise without a leash. Note that they must still be under control of a competent person at all times. Click here to see all the areas: Bayside Off-Leash Areas
The City Council of Campbelltown provides leash-free areas to socialise and exercise dogs. Learn more here: Campbelltown Leash-Free Areas
Did you know that nearly 40 per cent of households within the City of Canada Bay own a dog and that they have made a commitment to be one of Sydney’s most dog-friendly councils? Click here to learn all you need to know about their local off-leash areas: Canada Bay Local Off-Leash Areas
Dogs are welcome at most local parks but must be kept on a leash unless otherwise stated. See all off-leash parks here: Canterbury – Bankstown Pet-friendly Parks and Reserves
There are six off-leash dog parks in the Cumberland Council area. Learn more about them here: Cumberland Off-Leash Dog Parks
Fairfield City offers residents four dog off-leash areas, you can find them here: Fairfield Off-Leash Areas
The council currently has 20 off-leash areas. Learn all there is to know about it here: Ku-ring-gai Off-Leash Dog Parks
The council has designated particular areas throughout Lane Cove for off-leash exercise for dogs, you can find them here: Lane Cove Dog Exercise Areas
Liverpool City Council recognises the benefits off-leash areas have on the health and well-being of dogs. There are four designated off-leash areas, learn more here: Liverpool Off-Leash Dog Areas
Mosman has areas where dogs may be exercised either on or off the leash, click here for more details: Mosman Dog Exercise Areas
North Sydney is a dog-friendly area with numerous parks where dogs can be exercised off-leash. Learn all about them here: North Sydney Dog Parks
Your best friend can let off steam in one of Northern Beaches 28 dog off-leash exercise areas. Find them all here: Northern Beaches Dog Parks
The City of Parramatta recognises the need for public open spaces as private backyards and garden spaces decrease. Find all dog off-leash areas here: Parramatta Off-Leash Areas
Penrith is a pet-friendly city with many parks where dogs can be exercised off-leash. Check out the interactive map here: Penrith Dog Off-Leash Areas
Randwick City Council encourages the use of a number of its parks and open spaces for dog exercise and 14 areas are designated to allow you to exercise your dog off the leash at any time of the day. You can view them here: Randwick Off-Leash Dog Areas
To promote healthy lifestyles, there are two dog leash-free areas in the Strathfield Council area. Learn more here: Strathfield Leash-Free Areas
Currently, there are eight off-leash parks in the Waverley Council area, learn more about them here: Waverley Dog Walking Areas
In recognition of the benefits of dog ownership, Council has provided many areas in parks and reserves where dogs can be exercised without leashes. Learn more about them here: Willoughby Off-Leash Areas
The council maintains several off-leash areas for pet owners to enjoy. Find them all here: Wollondilly Off-Leash Areas