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Dog Recreation Strategy 2019

Consultation closed on 01 December 2019

Council is currently reviewing the Dog Recreation Strategy, including the provision of dog-off leash areas within the City of Ryde.

The purpose of the Dog Recreation Strategy is to guide our planning of both existing and potential future dog off-leash facilities to meet the changing needs of our growing community.

We would like to hear your views on whether new and/or expanded dog parks are required and if so, where they are best located.  We would also like to hear about what you like or dislike about off-leash areas, your thoughts on their size and location, and any suggestions for improvement.

It is important that we hear from everyone in the community with an interest in the use of the City’s parks. This will help to ensure that we fully understand and respond equitably to the needs of all park users and visitors.

Latest Updates

Council Resolution - 26 May 2020

Published on 8 September 2020

The Dog Recreation Needs Study was endorsed by Council at its meeting on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

The recommendation included: 

(a) That the draft "Dog Recreation Needs Study" be endorsed and Council implement the proposed trial site including Marsfield Park for the 6 months subject to residents surrounding the proposed off leash areas be consulted and that general consensus be gained otherwise a report be brought back to Council detailing the issues raised.

(b) That a report be brought back to Council at the completion of the 6 month trial outlining the community feedback received.

(c) That Council proceed with the staged improvement of existing off-leash areas in accordance with the core projects identified in the attached report as funding is identified through the development of Council’s Delivery Plans.

(d) That the future operation of the Olympic Park off-leash area be removed following community engagement as part of any expansion of the RALC Masterplan

  • Click here to view a copy of the Minutes from Council Meeting. 
  • Click here for more information on the Have Your Say Dog Off-Leash Trial Areas. 

Works and Community Committee Meeting - Tuesday 12 May 2020

Published on 6 May 2020

Submissions and feedback from the community consultation have been considered in the preparation of the Dog Recreation Needs Study. This Study will be considered for endorsement at the Works and Community Meeting on Tuesday 12 May 2020.
Click here to view the agenda for the meeting. 

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 2 December 2019

Have Your Say on the Dog Recreation Strategy 2019 has now closed.

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To Have Your Say, please click here to complete the online survey. The survey will be open from Wednesday 6 November to Sunday 1 December 2019. If you are unable to fill in this survey, please contact Council's Customer Service team on 9952 8222 who will assist you over the phone.

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If you require more information about the Dog Recreation Strategy please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222 or email

Last updated on 6 May 2020