Pidding Park - Proposed Dedicated Dog Off-Leash Area

Submissions closed on 27 September 2022, 11:59 PM


The City of Ryde is seeking your feedback on a proposal to relocate and upgrade the dog off-leash Area at Pidding Park, Ryde.

At the Council meeting on 26 July 2022 Council resolved to consult with the community to relocate the dog off leash area to the southern corner of Pidding Park in the space between the sports field and the existing natural area; and for a new design to be developed to include dog exercise equipment, seating, shade, fencing, drinking water and waste disposal bags and bins.

Currently the use of these sports fields are shared between the community for range of activities including organised sport, dog off-leash and other recreation activities. Dogs are not permitted off-leash during sports training and competition.

This proposal would provide the community with a new dedicated dog off-leash area at Pidding Park available for use 7 days per week (including when organised sport is taking place). It would also help Council to protect, maintain and provide the community with safer sports fields.

The draft concept design for the dedicated enclosed dog off-leash area includes fencing with double gate entries, dog exercise equipment, shelter with seating, drinking water, dog waste disposal bins with bags, new path from the car park and an environmental buffer to protect local flora and fauna.

A report to Council will be prepared on the outcomes of this consultation in late 2022.


You can Have Your Say on the Pidding Park - Proposed Dedicated Dog Off-Leash Area in a number of ways including the online interactive map below, written submission or at our community drop-in session. 

Provide Feedback via the Interactive Map

Click the link below for the interactive map to tell us your feedback on the proposed changes and any changes you would like to see. If you are unable to fill in this map, please contact Council's Customer Service team on 9952 8222 who will assist you over the phone.

Submissions will be received up until Tuesday 27 September 2022. 

View the Interactive Map

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Pidding Park - Proposed Dedicated Dog Off-Leash Area’.

All submissions must be received by Council by Tuesday 27 September 2022.

Drop-in Sessions

You're invited to come and meet with Council's Project Team, ask any questions you may have and provide your feedback. 

Where     Pidding Park, Cressy Road, Ryde
                 (inside the park entry gates - near the car park)
When      Tuesday 20 September 2022
Time        Anytime between 4.00pm - 5.30pm      

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

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