Brisbane City Council provides over 150 dog off-leash areas (commonly known as 'dog parks') in parks across Brisbane. Off-leash areas are generally fenced. Dogs can run, exercise and socialise leash-free with other dogs and dog park visitors.

All fenced dog off-leash areas (dog parks) are now open

Council's fenced off-leash dog parks have now reopened, except for those that are closed due to maintenance. Council encourages dog owners to practise safe social distancing and hygiene while using dog off-leash areas.

Council's barbecues, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, BMX tracks, skate parks, basketball and tennis courts and Southbank aquatic facilities will start reopening in stages from midnight Friday 15 May in the next step towards the city’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates, cancelled events and venue closures. Protect yourself and others by practicing social distancing in our parks.

Dog off-leash areas include facilities such as seating, water, dog waste bins and some shaded areas.

Some dog parks also include agility equipment for agility drills and shelters for dog park visitors.

Search for a dog park

Use the location and region search boxes to help you search for a dog off-leash area. You can select to view all dog off-leash areas or those with areas for small dogs. You can view the results in a map, list or table by selecting your chosen option from the dropdown box.

Check out our favourite dog park list.

Find out about our foreshore dog off-leash area trial for three sites on Brisbane's foreshore.

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Your obligations as a dog park user

When using dog parks, make sure your dog:

  • is under your control (e.g. your dog will return to you when called)
  • is not a nuisance to other dogs and their owners
  • droppings are disposed of in the bins provided
  • is registered with Council, wormed regularly and its vaccinations are up to date.

Suspected dog baiting

Should you find a suspected dog bait in a dog park, contact the RSPCA by:

  • email 
  • making an online report
  • phoning Animal Cruelty Complaints on 1300 264 625
  • phoning the Animal Ambulance on 1300 852 188 where an animal is seriously injured, ill or trapped and requires urgent attention.

Maintenance

Contact Council to report maintenance issues in dog parks.

Photo gallery

View photos of some of our dog off-leash areas as a slideshow or view photos individually in our dog off-leash areas album in Council's Flickr account.

Dog off-leash areas (DOLAs)
Last updated:13 May 2020
Topics: dog