Dog off-leash area projects

Brisbane City Council is committed to installing new, and upgrading existing, dog off-leash areas (DOLAs) across the city to ensure the community can exercise and socialise their dogs in a variety of spaces.

The table below summarises Council DOLA projects that have been recently completed and are under construction.

This table includes information on the current and recently completed dog off-leash area projects across Brisbane.
  • Booker Place Park, Bellbowrie
  • Decker Park, Twenty Fifth Avenue, Brighton
  • Forest Lake Sports Fields, College Avenue, Forest Lake
  • George Scarlett Park, Corinda
  • Milton Park, Milton
  • Teralba Park, Gordon Parade, Everton Park
  • Yeronga Memorial Park, Yeronga
Under construction

About the Waterfront Park DOLA upgrade, Newstead

After a trial, unfenced DOLA started in 2019, Council is installing a fenced DOLA in the park area currently used by dog owners.

The project is expected to begin in early September 2021 and be completed by early November 2021, weather and site conditions permitting. Construction will be undertaken between 6.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The DOLA will include:

  • installing new bench seating (existing bench seating will be retained)
  • providing fencing along the path edge and around the perimeter of the DOLA
  • installing pedestrian access gates, including signage and bins
  • providing a central lawn area with a run length of 51 metres
  • enhancing landscaping along the fence line.

Temporary partial closure of Waterfront Park is required to complete the works and to enable construction to proceed safely. Fencing and signs will outline and close off the construction area, while safe pedestrian access around the work site will be maintained at all times. The partial closure will not affect the playground or picnic shelter area.

The Waterfront Park DOLA is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council.

This DOLA installation is in line with Council's aim to create a safe, vibrant, green and prosperous city, valued for its friendly and optimistic character and enjoyable lifestyle.

Temporary DOLA

Council has recently installed a temporary DOLA along the southern end of the park for dog owners to use while the fenced DOLA is being installed. The orange bollards are the limit of the DOLA area. On leaving the off-leash area, dogs must be put on a lead and controlled at all times. Off-leash and on-leash areas are regularly patrolled by Council for compliance.

Download the location of the temporary DOLA in your preferred format:

More information

For more information about this project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 884 681 during business hours
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
  • email the project team
  • write to:
    Dog off-leash area projects team
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.

Related links

  • Temporary closure of Raymond Park dog off-leash area at Kangaroo Point due to turf improvement works and fencing repairs
  • Temporary closure of Neal Macrossan Playground Park dog off-leash area at Paddington due to turf improvement works
Last updated: 19 October 2021
Topics: dog park