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.

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Roth Hetherington Botanical Gardens

Open
Facilities
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

Spring Valley Reserve

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

Birkley Reserve

Open
Facilities
Dog-Off Leash Area

Tirhatuan Park

Open
Facilities
BBQ, Disabled Access and Facilities, Dog-Off Leash Area, Parking, Picnic Area, Playground, Public toilet, Shelter

Warner Reserve

Open
Furnew Street, 3171 Springvale AU, Australia
Facilities
Dog-Off Leash Area, Playground

Springvale Reserve

Open
Facilities
Dog-Off Leash Area

Barry Powell Reserve

Open
Facilities
Dog-Off Leash Area

Tatterson Park

Open
Tatterson Park, 62 Chapel Rd, Keysborough
Facilities
BBQ, Dog-Off Leash Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Public toilet, Seating area/s, Shelter, Sports Ovals, Walking/cycling trails, Wetlands

Frederick Wachter Reserve

Open
Facilities
Dog-Off Leash Area, Playground

Lois Twohig Reserve

Open
Facilities
Dog-Off Leash Area, Playground

Robert Booth Reserve

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

Greaves Reserve

Open
Facilities
Basketball Court, Cricket Nets, Dog-Off Leash Area, Netball Court, Pavilion, Playground, Sports Ovals, Walking/cycling trails

Fotheringham Reserve

Open
Facilities
BBQ, Cricket Nets, Dog-Off Leash Area, Pavilion, Picnic Area, Playground, Sports Ovals, Tennis Courts, Walking/cycling trails