Proposed Trial of Dog Off-Leash Areas

Closing on 07 January 2024, 11:59 PM

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Council is committed to support the increasing demand and improve equitable access to dog off-leash areas across the City of Ryde. At its meeting on the 25 July 2023, Council identified new areas across Ryde as potential sites for dog off-leash areas.

Therefore, Council is commencing a community consultation for the proposed trial of six (6) additional unfenced dog off-leash areas, which will run from Tuesday 3 October 2023 - Sunday 7 January 2024

The proposed trial of dog off-leash areas include:

  • Eastwood Park, Eastwood (lower field) (when not used for organised sporting activities booked by Council)
  • Granny Smith Memorial Park, Eastwood
  • Pioneer Park, Marsfield (when not used for organised sporting activities booked by Council)
  • Waterloo Park North, Marsfield (northern area on Vimiera Rd)
  • Banjo Paterson Park, Gladesville (excluding weekends and public holidays)
  • Lardelli Park, Ryde

Council would like to hear your thoughts on the proposal to trial the above six (6) new dog off-leash areas.

Please note, the dog off-leash trial has not commenced at the above six (6) locations. However, a trial may commence following consideration of the feedback received during this public exhibition. If the trial occurs, Council will then install a dog bowl, dog waste bin and bag dispenser at each location.

For information on how you can Have Your Say, please see below.


You can Have Your Say on the Proposed Trial of Dog Off-Leash Areas in a number of ways including by completing the online survey, e-mail or post.

All submissions must be received by 11:59pm Sunday 7 January 2024.

Online Survey

Please complete the online survey via the link below. If you are unable to fill in this survey online, please contact Customer Service on 9952 8222.

Complete the Online Survey

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Proposed Trial of Dog Off-Leash Areas' and should indicate which park you are providing feedback on.

Post: City of Ryde, Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 

Privacy Notification

Personal information collected from you is held and used by Council under the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The supply of information is voluntary, however if you cannot provide, or do not wish to provide the information sought, Council may be unable to process your application or request, or consider your submission. Please note that the exchange of information between the public and Council, may be accessed by others and could be made publicly available under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act). If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.

If you require more information about the Proposed Trial of Dog Off-Leash Areas please email, or if you are unable to make an online/written submission, please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.

If you require translating assistance, you may call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter to contact Council for you.