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Proposed Dog Off-Leash Trial Areas

Consultation closed on 13 September 2020

Earlier this year, Council endorsed the Dog Recreation Needs Study which recommended the creation of new dog off-leash areas within the City of Ryde to meet the changing needs of our growing community.

The Dog Recreation Needs Study has identified a number of areas as opportunities to trial new dog off-leash facilities. Based on these recommendations, Council is proposing to trial 7 new dog off-leash areas for a 6 month period across the City, including two areas with access to the Parramatta River. The proposed sites include: 

  • Fontenoy Park, Macquarie Park
  • Kissing Point Park, Putney
  • Marsfield Park, Marsfield
  • Memorial Park, Meadowbank
  • Moore Park, Eastwood
  • Monash Park, Gladesville
  • Waterloo Park, Marsfield

Prior to commencing a 6 month trial, the City of Ryde would like to hear your feedback on the proposed dog-off leash areas. 

Latest Updates

Stage 2 Have Your Say is now open

Published on 19 October 2020

Council has now commenced a 6-month trial of 4 new dog-off leash areas. The trial will run from Monday 19 October 2020 –  Sunday 11 April 2021 at the following sites:

  • Kissing Point Park, Putney (at high tide only)
  • Marsfield Park, Marsfield (when not used for organised sport)
  • Memorial Park, Meadowbank
  • Monash Park, Gladesville (when not used for organised sport)

 Moore Park, Eastwood will not be included as part of the trial due to a requirement for fencing. However, the site will be open for feedback during the trial period as a proposed future dog off-leash area.

During the 6-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.

Have Your Say for Stage 2 - Dog Off Leash Trial is now open. Click here for more information and to Have Your Say.

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 14 September 2020

Have Your Say Proposed Dog Off-Leash Trial Areas has now closed. 

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 24 August 2020

Have Your Say on the Proposed Dog Off-Leash Trial Areas is open until Sunday 13 September 2020.

Have Your Say

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

Online Survey

To Have Your Say, please click here to 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 11.59pm on Sunday 13 September 2020. 

Phone Session 

In light of current circumstances, Council will be trialling phone sessions in lieu of face-to-face community drop-in sessions. We invite you to register for a one-on-one  phone discussion where a member of the parks team will contact you to discuss the proposal and answer any questions you may have. 

Council will be making phone calls on: 

When Tuesday 1 September 2020 
Time  Between 4.00pm – 6.00pm 

When Wednesday 2 September 2020 
Time between 4.00pm – 6.00pm 

When Saturday 5 September 2020 
Time   Between 10.00am – 12.00noon  

Registration is required for a phone session. If you don’t have internet access, please call Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222. 

Registrations close Tuesday 1 September at 4.00pm. Registrations has now closed, please contact Customer Service if you would like to register for a phone session.  

How will the phone session work?
Once registered, Council staff will contact you at your preferred time to discuss the Proposed Dog Off-Leash Trial Areas. Please be mindful that Council will have a number of calls to make and we kindly ask that you keep your call to 15 minutes.

What will happen if I don't answer the call from Council?
In the event you do not answer, Council staff will ring you again one more time during the period.

What will happen if I have registered, but don't receive a call from Council?
If you do not receive a call from Council during this period, we will organise another mutually suitable time to contact you.

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Proposed Dog Off-Leash Trial Areas'. All submissions must be received by Sunday 13 September 2020.

Post General Manager, 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.

Contact Us

If you require more information about the Proposed Dog Off-Leash Trial Areas  please call Customer Service on 9952 8222 or email


Last updated on 19 October 2020