Dog Off Leash Areas

Under the Animal Companion Animal Act  1998,  dogs must be on a adequate chain, cord or leash when in a public place. Dogs can however be run off lead, in an approved dog off leash area, if it is under effective control of a competent person.

Dog owners constitute a significant proportion of residents using parks as a safe and effective way to exercise and socialise their dogs. Council staff have acknowledged there is a need to provide opportunities for residents to run their dogs off leash and thus a number of areas have been set aside for this purpose.  There are currently four (4) off leash dog areas within the Hawkesbury.

  1. Pool Park – corner of Ham and Cox Streets South Windsor – this area is  fenced with doggy bags and bins provided.
  2. Peel Park – Arthur Phillip Drive North Richmond – this area is fenced with doggy bags and bins provided.
  3. Yarramundi Reserve – Springwood Road Agnes Banks – this area is not fenced
  4. Pound Paddock – Corner of Blacktown and Bourke Street, Richmond – this small area is fenced with doggy bags and bins provided
  5. Deerubbin Park - Greenway Crescent onto Cornwallis Road, Windsor.

Each site has a sign outlining conditions of use. Non compliance can lead to penalties being applied.

For further information please contact Customer Service on (02) 4560 4444

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