Dog Off-Leash Trials 2023

Submissions closed on 20 March 2024, 11:59 PM


At its meeting on 26 July 2022, Council resolved to identify new areas across Ryde as potential sites for dog off-leash areas. A report was then brought back to Council at its meeting on 13 December 2022 with a proposal for an additional three new dog off-leash areas. It was resolved that the findings of this report be endorsed and for Council to implement a trial for a 12-month period at the three proposed locations. 

As such, Council is now commencing a 12-month trial of three new dog off-leash areas. The trial will run from Monday 20 March 2023 –  Wednesday 20 March 2024 at the following sites:

  • Warrawong Reserve, Eastwood
  • Brereton Park, East Ryde
  • Fontenoy Park, Macquarie Park (when not used for organised sport)

As part of this trial, Council will install a dog bowl, dog waste bin and bag dispenser at each location.

During the 12-month trial, Council would like to hear your thoughts on the new dog off-leash facilities, what you like and any ideas or suggestions for improvement. See below on how you can Have Your Say. 

Will there be fencing for these dog off-leash areas?

As resolved at Council's December Meeting the three sites are to be managed as unfenced dog off-leash areas.


You can Have Your Say on the Dog Off-Leash Trials 2023 in a number of ways including by completing the online survey, e-mail or post.

Online Survey

To Have Your Say, complete the online survey. If you are unable to fill in this survey online or don’t have access, please contact Customer Service on 9952 8222. Survey responses will be received up until Wednesday 20 March 2024.

Submissions have now closed.

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Dog Off-Leash Trials 2023'. All submissions must be received by Wednesday 20 March 2024.

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

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If you require more information about the Dog Off-Leash Trials 2023 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.