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.

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.

Shortage of dog waste collection bags

Residents may experience a shortage of dog waste collection bags at their local dog off-leash areas due to supply issues related to the ongoing Port Botany wharf industrial dispute. Dispensers will be restocked as soon as possible once stock becomes available.

Dog waste collection bags are a courtesy provided by Council. In accordance with animal local laws, residents are reminded to carry collection bags with them while in public with their pets.

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: 23 November 2020
Topics: dog