While pets can bring joy, fun and enrichment into the lives of City residents, proper dog ownership requires responsibility. It is vital to walk and exercise pets. Regular off-leash exercise helps relieve pet boredom and release pent up energy when dogs are confined to small areas. Exercising and walking your dog can aid in the reduction of nuisance behaviour like uncontrolled barking.
The City of Parramata recognises the need for public open spaces as private backyards and garden spaces decrease. Off-leash parks allow both dogs and owners alike the ability to mingle and meet in convenient, safe areas.
City rangers are actively working with the community to promote the principles of responsible dog ownership whilst using public park facilities. However, it is the responsibility of all park users and dog owners to control their dogs and to clean up after them using the facilities provided.
City of Parramatta has installed clear signage in public parks and provides dog litter bag dispensers and bins at all of our designated off-leash parks. Please practice courteous clean-up in these shared spaces.
Take your pooch out to one of the off-leash parks and spaces listed below. You can also view Off-Leash Areas on a larger map.
Barnett Park, Winston Hills
This 1.5 hectare park is located in an area that was previously part of Arthur Barnett’s small farm, and which was purchased from the subdivision of George Oakes' original land grant. The Barnett family built a number of cottages in the area that were in great demand between 1890-1910. The park is accessible from Barnett Road, Lomond Crescent and Glasgow Street.
Burlington Memorial Park, Northmead
Cowells Lane Reserve, Ermington
Dan Mahoney Reserve, North Parramatta
Deakin Park, Silverwater
Don Moore Reserve, North Rocks
McCoy Park, Toongabbie
Pierre De Coubertin Park, Newington