Dog Exercise Areas
Council recognises the need to provide recreational opportunities for owners to make use of with their dogs. Council guidelines are displayed at each area to ensure all users (people and canine) enjoy their time in the park.
Lead in Public Places
It is a requirement of the Dog Control Act 2000 (the Act) that all dogs are kept under effective control at all times. The dog is secured and restrained by means of a lead not exceeding 2 metres in length and held by hand by a person of sufficient age and strength to control the dog.
Off Lead Exercise Areas
The following areas have been set aside for the off lead exercising of dogs. All areas are fully fenced and dog waste bags and bins are provided.
Riverside / Trevallyn
Lions Park - Pitt Avenue
Windsor Park - West Tamar Hwy (dogs are NOT permitted on any sports ovals and must be on lead in all other areas)
Anzac Park - Gravelly Beach
Memorial Park - Weld Street
These areas (but not limited to) have been identified as areas that the activities of dogs need to be restricted.
Tailrace Park - Riverside
Dogs must remain on lead at all times in the park area and are not permitted to enter the boardwalk area along the River, due to safety concerns and the presence of wildlife.
Windsor Park - Riverside
Dogs are not permitted at any time of the year on any of the playing fields and must remain on lead in all other areas except the declared off lead area.
Lake Louise - Grindelwald
Dogs must remain on lead at all times when on the grassed area and surrounding all access points to Lake Louise due to the presence of wildlife.
Bradys Lookout - Rosevears
Dogs must remain on lead at all times due to safety concerns.
Paper Beach - Swan Point
Dogs must remain on lead at all times when using the foreshore track between the public toilets at he end of Paper Beach Road and Swan Point Esplanade due to the close proximity to a prohibited area.
The Esplanade - Beauty Point
Dogs must remain on lead at all times when on the park area between the under cover area to the North of the Esplanade and the Public Toilets to the South, including the beach area due to health and safety concerns.
Dogs are not permitted to be taken into the grounds of a school, pre-school, kindergarten, crèche, shop, shopping centre, public swimming pool, playing area of a sports ground or any area within 10 metres of a playground.
Council have also identified the following areas as sensitive areas and as such it is prohibited for dogs to enter (Guide dogs & Hearing dogs permitted).
Swan Point - Swan Point
Dogs are prohibited in any area of the beach (not including walkway) east of the end of Paper Beach Road and west of the end of Swan Point Esplanade including all of Lightfoot Bay and Swan Point sand spit.
Greens Beach - Greens Beach
Any undeveloped area (where no boardwalk exists) of the sand dunes.