Keep Fido happy with our pick of the city’s off-leash and dog-friendly parks.
There’s always plenty of room to throw a tennis ball in Sydney Park’s 110 acres. The entire park is off-leash (except for playgrounds, sports fields and the cycling centre) so there’s heaps of room to explore with your pup, including off-road adventures through trees and creeks.
Best for: Playing fetch, grabbing coffee, meeting other dogs
Off-leash: At all times
Observatory Hill Park
Have a free day? Pack a picnic and enjoy one of Sydney’s most spectacular views with your dog. Observatory Hill Park might not be our city’s biggest green space, but it’s one of our most loved. And it just so happens to be an off-leash area.
Best for: Picnics, walks
Off-leash: At all times
Hot tip for summer? Let your dog cool off in Rozelle Bay. There’s a small but popular dog beach tucked away in Bicentennial Park. Or if you’re looking to exercise with your four-legged friend, there’s plenty of room to run around in nearby Federal Park. Dogs are allowed on the sports field when it’s not in use.
Best for: Swimming, exercise
Off-leash: Off-leash section is west of the canal, while dogs need to be on a leash in the eastern quarter
Camperdown Memorial Rest Park
It’s almost impossible not to encounter a friendly dog at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. It’s off-leash 24/7 during the week with limited hours on weekends, and great for more social pups.
Best for: Fetch, socialising, frisbee, picnics
Off-leash: Weekdays, between 5pm and 9am daylight savings time and 4pm and 9am non-daylight savings time on weekends
You’ll have to keep your dog on a leash and bring your own tidy bags if you’re taking your dog to Barangaroo Reserve, but as a newer (and pretty spectacular) addition to Sydney’s landscape, it’s worth checking out.
Best for: Outings, walks
Rushcutters Bay Park
It’s so close to the city centre, and yet walking along Rushcutters Bay feels like you’ve really escaped the hustle. The park is off-leash between 4.30pm and 8.30am so it’s the perfect way to start your day or wind down after work.
Best for: Relaxing walks, picnics
Off-leash: 3:30pm and 10:30am
Almost half of Centennial Parklands is off-leash for dogs, making it a great spot to exercise your pet. But the real bonus? There’s an on-site dog washing and grooming service so you can let Fido get as muddy as he pleases–and then take him home clean as a whistle.
Best for: Walking, grooming, coffee
These off-leash and dog-friendly parks are just the beginning – we’re committed to providing spaces for dogs and dog-owners to get outdoors.