If you’re looking for a selection of the best dog parks in Sydney, we’ve featured 9 in the list below.
Crestwood Reserve is a spacious sports and recreation area in the Baulkham Hills region of Sydney. The reserve features sports fields for rugby (along with kiosks and changing rooms), cricket nets, picnic tables and benches, playgrounds for kids, outdoor exercise equipment, a skate park, walking trails, and an off-leash dog area.
The Crestwood Reserve Fenced Dog Park is fully enclosed and has plenty of space for playtime, with a separate enclosure that’s specifically designed for small dogs. Please supervise your dog at all times inside the dog park and ensure they are under voice command. Clean up after your dog, and do not bring a restricted breed dog or one with a history of aggression.
Frenchs Forest Showground in the northern beaches region of Sydney offers a large area for dogs to safely roam, explore, and socialize in a leash-free environment. The fully enclosed dog park features a separate section for shy or small dogs and ample parking designated for the dog park.
The dog park at Frenchs Forest Showground features a secure double-entry gate and trash receptacles. Please ensure your dog is leashed when entering and leaving the off-leash area, ensure that your dog is under voice command at all times, and always clean up after your dog.
The Helena Street Dog Park is located in Kirrawee, Helena. This fully enclosed, grassy dog park is part of the larger Helena Street Reserve and covers a large area with ample parking for the dog park. Inside the off-leash area, there are trash receptacles to make it easy to clean up after your dog, and shaded areas and bench seating where owners can relax and supervise their pups.
The Helena Street Dog Park is divided into two sections so that small dogs can have their own safe area to play in. Owners may bring a maximum of four dogs to the park at one time, and please pay attention to the posted neighborhood noise restrictions after 7 pm.
Hinkler Dog Park is located inside Hinkler Park, a large patch of land surrounded by the Manly Lagoon. The dog park makes up the entire eastern portion of Hinkler Park and contains many trees for shade and benches for owners. Located in greater Warringah, Sydney, parking for the dog park is available off Pittwater Road.
There are public restrooms on-site, as well as waste receptacles that make it easy to clean up after your dog. Please have your dog leashed when you are entering and leaving the designated off-leash area and carry a leash with you at all other times.
The Flora and Ritchie Roberts Reserve is another great location in Sydney’s northern beaches to bring your dog for some off-leash exercise. The reserve contains an off-leash dog area, as well as doggy access to the nearby lagoon. While dogs can cool off and swim in the lagoon (at their own risk), they are not permitted on any section of the adjacent beach.
The off-leash area at Flora and Ritchie Roberts Reserve contains ample parking (off Griffin Rd), restrooms, and drinking water stations. Please clean up after your dog, remove your dog if they are exhibiting dangerous behavior, and control excessive barking. Be sure to watch out for protected wildlife (such as echidnas) and ensure your dog is leashed when you enter and leave the off-leash area.
Grant Park Dog Park is located inside Grant Park, a spacious, grassy area in the Enfield area of Sydney. Grant Park has plenty of activities available – there’s an open-air fitness station, a giant chessboard, shaded areas, an obstacle course where friends can compete, and the nearby Enfield Aquatic Centre, as well as the grassy off-leash dog park.
The Grant Park Dog Park has two separate off-leash areas – one for small breeds and one for larger dogs. Both sections are fully enclosed with an airlock gated entry for additional security. There are also solar security lights and tables/seating areas. The off-leash area is open daily from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm.
Located in Enmore in Sydney’s inner west, the Enmore Dog Park (also known as the Enmore TAFE Park) is a great local destination for dog walkers and dog owners alike. The park features off-leash areas that are available at all times of the day and is fully enclosed and securely gated for the safety of all visiting pups.
Enmore Dog Park has a perimeter of big, shady trees and also has water bowls you can fill up for thirsty pups. Please clean up after your dog – waste bags and trash receptacles are provided at the park (but it’s a good idea to bring your own bags in case they’re out).
The Hawthorne Canal Dog Park is located inside the Hawthorne Canal Reserve in Leichhardt in Sydney’s inner west. The off-leash dog area can be accessed via Darley Road or Canal Road, where there is also a café with seating and bathrooms for visitors to the dog park.
The park features a fully enclosed off-leash area, large trees, and shaded benches where owners can supervise their dogs from. Please pay careful attention as other areas of the park require dogs to be leashed at all times. Some sections are off-leash unless sporting activities are in progress. Please clean up after your dog and ensure they are playing safely at all times.
Located in Annandale, Sydney, Federal Park features picnic areas, barbecues, public bathrooms, an enclosed playground for kids, sports fields, and more. Rather than a separate enclosed dog park, dogs are allowed to play and roam off-leash on the sports fields whenever they are not in use for sporting events or activities.
The Federal Park Dog Park features floodlights for extra security in the evenings, public restrooms, and designated parking available on Chapman Road. Please be respectful of the fact that your dog is playing on sports fields – fill in any holes they dig and always clean up after your pup.