Exercising Dogs

Exercising Dogs

Exercising Dogs

There are a number of areas in Clarence where dogs can be exercised.

Some of these areas are off lead exercise areas, some on lead and some are restricted for parts of the year. There are also a few areas where dogs can't be taken at any time.

These areas were finalised after extensive consultation with the community.

Dog owners are reminded that when a dog is off lead it must be in close proximity, within sight and immediately responsive to an owner's commands.

Dog bins are located in various locations around Clarence. Please use a bin to deposit any dog litter. It is an offence not to clean up after your dog and you may be subject to an on the spot fine.

Off lead exercise areas

  • Anzac Park, Lindisfarne
  • Charles Hand Park, Rosny
  • 45 Goodwins Road Clarendon Vale (off Goodwins and Reynolds Roads)
  • Mortimer Bay Recreation Area (not including the beach area which is managed by Parks & Wildlife Service)
  • Oakdowns Park, Oakdowns
  • Richmond Recreation Ground
  • 6a Sugarloaf Road Risdon Vale (bounded by Grass Tree Hill Road, Sugarloaf Road and Linden Road)
  • Rosny-Montagu Bay Foreshore Reserve (bounded by Conara Road and Rosny Esplanade)
  • Shelly Beach, Opossum Bay (from Bangor Road to Icehouse Bluff)
  • Tranmere Foreshore Reserve (Tranmere Point area)
  • Seven Mile Beach, Day Use Area 2 through to Day Use Area 3 (area managed by Parks and Wildlife Service)

On lead exercise areas

  • 1a Beach Street Bellerive (area immediately behind Luttrell Avenue)
  • Bicycle Track (multi-user pathway), including areas immediately adjacent to the track to a distance of 2 metres
  • Chipmans Road Rokeby
  • Simmons Park, Lindisfarne
  • Clarence Coastal Trail
  • Richmond Riverbanks
  • Roches Beach (from Bambra Street, North to 11 Kirra Road)
  • Rosny Hill Nature Recreation Area
  • Wentworth Park Howrah
  • Second Bluff
  • Bellerive Boardwalk, waterside perimeter only
  • Seven Mile Beach, Day Use Area 4 to 1 km from Sandy Point for the period 1 April to 30 September each year (area managed by Parks and Wildlife Service)
  • Five Mile Beach from 1 km from Sandy Point west for 4 km where signposted (area managed by Parks and Wildlife Service)
  • Nature Recreation Areas
    • All dune access tracks
  • Seven Mile Beach, Day Use Area 4 to 1 km from Sandy Point for the period 1 April to 30 September each year (area managed by Parks and Wildlife Service)

Training areas

  • South Street Reserve, Bellerive

Restricted areas

Beaches

Dogs are not permitted on the following beaches, between 10.00am and 6.00pm, from 1 December to 1 March each year and at all other times dogs must be under effective control.

  • Bellerive Beach, from Beach Street access east to Second Bluff
  • Cremorne Beach
  • Howrah Beach
  • Opossum Bay Beach
  • Roches Beach (from Bambra Street South to Mays Point Road)
  • Seven Mile Beach (Council managed area - west of Day Use Area 2)
  • South Arm Beach
  • Middle Clifton Beach

Dogs are not permitted on the following beaches, between 10.00am and 6.00pm,  from 1 December to 1 March each year and at all other times dogs must be kept on-lead

  • Seven Mile Beach - Day Use Area 3 to Day Use Area 4 (area managed by Parks and Wildlife Service)
    • South Clifton Beach (area managed by Parks and Wildlife Service)

No dogs are allowed at any time on:

  • Little Howrah Beach
  • Bellerive Beach from Beach Street access west to Bellerive Bluff (First Bluff)
  • Seven Mile Beach, from Day Use Area 4 to within 1km of Sandy Point (area managed by Parks and Wildlife Service)
  • Five Mile Beach from Pittwater Bluff south for 3km where signposted (area managed by Parks and Wildlife Service)
    • North Clifton Beach
  • Seven Mile Beach, 1 km either side of Sandy Point (area managed by Parks and Wildlife Service)
    • Dune areas of exercise beaches and any dune track that runs parallel to the foreshore

Other areas

No dogs are allowed at any time on:

  • Bellerive Boardwalk (excluding the waterside perimeter where dogs may be walked on-lead on the multi user pathway)
  • Bellerive Beach Play Park (Rotary Park)
  • Pipe Clay Lagoon (from 91 Cremorne Avenue - West to 201 Cremorne Avenue)
  • Racecourse Flats, Lauderdale
  • Richmond Village Green
  • Sporting recreation grounds and perimeters.

Prohibited public areas

The following areas are prohibited under the Dog Control Act 2000.

  • Any grounds of a school, preschool, kindergarten, creche or other place for the reception of children without the permission of a person in charge of the area
  • Any shopping centre or any shop
  • The grounds of a public swimming pool
  • Any playing area of a sports ground on which sport is being played
  • Any area within 10 metres of a children's playground.

For information about dog restrictions on Parks & Wildlife Service managed land, phone 6214 8100 during office hours.

For further information concerning Council exercise areas please phone 6217 9600

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