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Get the dogs out to all of Newcastle’s off-leash areas

We’re usually all about letting you know what venues across town are dog-friendly, but seeing as though we can’t actually visit our favourite venues at the moment (thanks COVID), what better time to explore all of our dog-friendly outdoor areas and off-leash spots across town?

Before taking your dog to a designated off-leash area, remember to check whether or not you can control your dog by command and if they’re not exactly on the friendly side, to keep them on their leash when other dogs and people are about.

Without further ado, here is our guide to off-leash areas across Newcastle!

Acacia Avenue, North Lambton
This one is Newcastle’s first fenced dog park where you can let your dog roam free inside their very own playground.
Where: 92 Alnwick Rd

Ballast Ground, Stockton
On the other side of the harbour is this great off-leash area for dogs. Take them for a stroll along the breakwall before letting them burn the last of their energy at Ballast Ground.
Where: 45 Fullerton St

Carrington Foreshore
Fronting Throsby Creek, Carrington Foreshore has plenty of sandy walkways and grass for your four-legged friend to explore.
Where: 1A Young St

Horseshoe Beach
Does your dog love the water? Well, you’d be mad not to take them down to the small stretch of sand on Newcastle’s harbour at Horseshoe Beach!
Where: Horseshoe Beach Rd

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Islington Park
Another crowd favourite, Islington Park offers plenty of shady spots with wide grassy spaces and even a small agility area complete with holes, posts, bars, and ramps for the doggos!
Where: 151 Maitland Rd

King Edward Park
Right at the top of this historic park with sweeping views of our coastline is one of the best spots for your dog to run free!
Where: Reserve Rd

Michael St Reserve, North Lambton
Live in North Lambton? This is the perfect spot to let your dog socialise and get their daily exercise in!
Where: 56 Michael St

Nesca Park
Right next to the playground you’ll find an off-leash dog area! Take the kids and the dogs and wear them both out in one hit!
Where: 3 Greenslope St

Pitt St Reserve, Stockton
Perfect spot for those four-legged friends who can’t get enough of the water!
Where: 1 Pitt St

Purdue Park, Mayfield
A nice big open grassy space for fur babies to explore and socialise right in the heart of Mayfield.
Where: Entry off Scholey St


Dog owners are welcome to take their doggos for a walk any time of the day on the lead at the following locations, but can only take them off-leash from sunrise until 9am, and from 5pm until sunset.

Braye Park Waratah
When: 68 Clarence Rd

Dixon Park Reserve
Where: Ocean St

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Elermore Vale Park
Where: 15 Cheviot Cl

West End Park, Adamstown
Where: LOT 3152 Dora Rd

Did we miss somewhere? Email us!