two happy dogs and their owner at a dog park

Dog Off-leash Parks

The City of Greater Dandenong recognises the clear health and social benefits in owning a pet. Council encourages responsible dog ownership.

Regular exercise is key keeping your dog healthy, happy and social. Council has several areas where you can exercise dogs off-leash.

Council's dog off-leash strategy outlines the way Council creates and maintains dog off-leash areas.

Off-leash dog park rules

You can only exercise dogs:

  • in the areas where Council says they are off-leash areas  
  • within these off-leash areas and you must put dogs back on their leash when you leave the sign-posted area.

Dogs must always be:

  • no more than 50 metres from the person walking them
  • under effective control by voice command or hand signal at all times
  • on-leash in all areas if any club or school sport is being played in the park or reserve
  • more than 20 metres away from a playground
  • wearing a current registration tag when they are outside your property
  • more than 20 metres away from a designated cycling path or track, unless a 1.2 metre or higher fence separates them from the track.

Dogs must not chase people or other animals. You must clean up your dog's droppings and put them in the bin. 

Off-leash area / on leash signs

Council officers patrol parks and reserves to ensure residents and visitors comply with these rules.

Council officers issue on-the-spot penalties of up to $250 if you break the rules.

More serious penalties apply if your dog rushes, menaces or attack people or other animals.

On

Roth Hetherington Botanical Gardens

Open
Facilities
Barbeque (BBQ), Dog-Off Leash Area, Parking, Picnic Area, Playground, Public toilet, Shelter, Walking/cycling trails

Fabian Reserve (Faoro Court Reserve)

Open
Facilities
Dog-Off Leash Area, Parking

Springvalley Reserve

Open
Facilities
Basketball Court, Barbeque (BBQ), Dog-Off Leash Area, Playground, Shelter

Birkley Reserve

Open
Facilities
Dog-Off Leash Area

Tirhatuan Park

Open
4 Kriegel Way, Dandenong North
Facilities
Barbeque (BBQ), Disabled Access and Facilities, Dog-Off Leash Area, Fitness Equipment, Parking, Picnic Area, Playground, Public toilet, Shelter, Tennis Courts

Warner Reserve

Open
Furnew Street, Springvale
Facilities
Cricket Nets, Dog-Off Leash Area, Playground, Soccer Fields, Sports Ovals, Tennis Courts

Springvale Reserve

Open
Ericksen Street, Springvale
Facilities
Cricket Nets, Dog-Off Leash Area, Football, Sports Ovals

Barry Powell Reserve

Open
Facilities
Cricket Nets, Dog-Off Leash Area, Football, Netball Court, Sports Ovals

Tatterson Park

Open
62 Chapel Road, Keysborough
Facilities
Barbeque (BBQ), Dog-Off Leash Area, Fitness Equipment, Parking, Picnic Area, Playground, Public toilet, Seating area/s, Shelter, Soccer Fields, Sports Ovals, Walking/cycling trails, Wetlands

Frederick Wachter Reserve

Open
133-155 Kingsclere Avenue, Keysborough
Facilities
Cricket Nets, Dog-Off Leash Area, Playground, Soccer Fields, Sports Ovals, Tennis Courts

Lois Twohig Reserve

Open
80 Carlton Rd, Dandenong North
Facilities
Dog-Off Leash Area, Fitness Equipment, Petanque Court, Playground, Soccer Fields, Sports Ovals, Tennis Courts

Robert Booth Reserve

Open
Clow Street, Dandenong
Facilities
Athletics Track, Baseball Diamond, Dog-Off Leash Area, Pavilion, Playground, Public toilet, Walking/cycling trails

Greaves Reserve

Open
Bennet Street, Dandenong VIC
Facilities
Basketball Court, Cricket Nets, Dog-Off Leash Area, Fitness Equipment, Netball Court, Pavilion, Playground, Rugby, Soccer Fields, Sports Ovals, Tennis Courts, Walking/cycling trails

Fotheringham Reserve

Open
Alexander Avenue, Dandenong
Facilities
Barbeque (BBQ), Cricket Nets, Dog-Off Leash Area, Pavilion, Picnic Area, Playground, Sports Ovals, Tennis Courts, Walking/cycling trails