Dog parks, beaches and off-leash locations

Taking your dog for a walk is a great way to keep them happy and healthy! If you would like to give your dog some lead free time, visit one of Council’s allocated off-leash dog exercise areas.

Your dog is allowed on dedicated off-leash beaches, parks and reserves, however must still be under your control and come back to you when called. This is important so everyone can enjoy our beaches, parks and open spaces.

Things to remember

1. Dogs are prohibited and must not enter
•    schools or within 10 metres of any children’s playground 
•    food preparation areas and shopping centres 
•    a public place set apart by Council for the protection of wildlife, e.g. COSS lands. 
•    sporting recreation areas or any beach not specifically designated as an off-leash exercise area 

2. When enjoying off-leash areas
•    your dog must always be under control of a competent person
•    no more than four dogs per person can be taken to an off-leash area
•    while dogs are allowed on designated beaches and reserves unleashed, you must ensure your dog’s behaviour doesn’t disrupt others. 

3. All other public spaces
•    when out and about it’s important to remember to always keep your dog on a lead. This includes when outside your home, and on your driveway or the footpath. 
 
4. Pick up your poo!
•    if your dog poos in a public place or on someone else’s property, you are responsible for picking it up and disposing of it thoughtfully. This will stop it from getting into our waterways or ending up on the bottom of other people’s shoes.  

Off-leash small dog exercise area

Small dogs and puppies (10kg and under) can socialise in a separate off-leash area from bigger dogs at Tuggerah Dog Park and Helen Reserve Gorokan. 

List of designated dog off-leash locations

Always check the signs at each location to ensure you are in a designated off-leash area.

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Greenvale Road Playground

Greenvale Road, Green Point NSW 2251

Facilities

Dog friendly, Play equipment
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Helen Reserve

Gascoigne Road, Gorokan NSW 2263

Facilities

Dog friendly

More info

Includes small dog only off-leash area.

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Hylton Moore Oval

open
Althorpe Street, East Gosford NSW 2250

Facilities

Dog friendly, Large grassed area for ball sports/athletics, Play equipment, Skateboard facility
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Illoura Reserve

Mirreen Avenue, Davistown NSW 2251

Facilities

Toilet facilities, Picnic facilities, Boat ramp, Play equipment, Other
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James Watt Drive Drainage Easement

James Watt Drive, Chittaway Bay NSW 2261

Facilities

Dog friendly
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Karina Drive

5A Yera Close, Narara NSW 2250

Facilities

Seating - uncovered, Play equipment
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Kariong Recreation Reserve

open
Curringa Road, Kariong NSW 2259

Facilities

Lighting, Shower & Toilet facilities, Picnic facilities, Parking - free, Large grassed area for ball sports/athletics, Pathways for bike riding/walking/jogging, Play equipment, Skateboard facility
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Lakes Beach

open
Budgewoi Rd, Budgewoi NSW 2262
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Lees Reserve

Wyong Road, Chittaway Bay NSW 2261

Facilities

Dog friendly
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Long Arm Parade Reserve

Long Arm Parade, St Huberts Island NSW 2257

Facilities

Picnic facilities, Dog friendly
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Last updated : Wed 4 May 2022