Off Leash Areas

Happy dog sitting on the grass

Enclosed, Off-Leash At All Times

  • Blenheim Park, Blenheim Rd, North Ryde
  • Denistone Park, Elston Ave, Denistone
  • ELS Hall Park, Kent Rd, North Ryde
  • Ryde Park, Blaxland Rd, Ryde

Fenced, Off-Leash At All Times

  • Olympic Park, cnr Potts St and Margaret St, Gladesville

Off-Leash At All Times

See maps for off-leash areas within each park.

  • Bennelong Park (Foreshore), Waterview St, Putney
  • North Ryde Common, Wicks Rd, North Ryde
  • Kotara Park, Abuklea Rd, Marsfield
  • Santa Rosa Park, Bridge Rd, Ryde

Off-Leash When Not Used For Organised Sport

See maps for off-leash areas within each park.

  • Peel Park, Stanbury St, Gladesville 
  • Brush Farm Park, Lawson St, Eastwood
  • Darvall Park, Chatham Rd, West Ryde
  • Marsfield Park, Vimiera Rd, Marsfield
  • Meadowbank Park, off Andrew St, Meadowbank 
  • Monash Park, Ryde Rd, Gladesville
  • Pidding Park, Pidding Rd, Ryde

Off-Leash Trial (until 30 June 2022)

  • Memorial Park, Meadow Cres, Meadowbank

An off leash area is a designated public area in which dog owners can exercise dogs without a leash. These are the only areas in the City of Ryde where dogs are permitted to run free without a lead.

 It is recognised that dogs benefit greatly from a chance to run freely and socialise with other dogs as it reduces boredom, pent-up energy, barking and other nuisance behaviour. 

Rules for Off Leash Areas

  • All dogs using the area must be accompanied and supervised by a competent person
  • All dogs using the area must be able to be controlled without a leash, i.e. return to handler on command
  • Maximum of four dogs per person
  • Off leash activities permitted only in the designated area approved by Council
  • Dogs are only permitted in the off leash area as indicated on the sign-posts at each off leash area
  • Dogs that are declared dangerous by Council and are aggressive and restricted dogs as indicated under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 are not permitted to use the off leash area
  • Dog owners/controllers must remove all dog faeces deposited by the dog under their control
  • Dogs must not be encouraged to attack
  • Dog owners are liable under legislation if their dog attacks a person or animal.

To protect our local native wildlife, certain areas within City of Ryde have been declared Wildlife Protection Areas. These areas are Field of Mars Reserve, Kittys Creek corridor and Terrys Creek corridor. No dogs are allowed in Field of Mars Reserve. At Kittys Creek and Terrys Creek, dogs must be on leash along established tracks.