Pet recreation

Dog park

Off-leash dog exercise areas

Dogs and their owners are welcome to make use of our many reserves that are designated as an off-leash dog exercise area.  You can find one nearest to you by using the City's Near Me portal.  Alternatively, there is a suburb by suburb list available to download below.

Remember that although these reserves are off-leash areas, you are required to have your dog under effective control at all times.  You are required to clean up after your dog by making use of the bags provided at bin sites or bringing your own.

Dog beaches

There are a number of beaches across Rockingham that have been designated as dog exercise areas. You can view a list and map below.

Enclosed dog parks

We have two enclosed off-leash dog exercise areas.

An enclosed off-leash dog exercise area is a secure, fully fenced space dedicated to dogs for recreational purposes within part of a reserve. A dog off-leash exercise area is a park where people can take their dogs to exercise and socialise with other dogs without the dogs wandering off or having to be restrained.

An enclosed off-leash dog exercise area will provide benefits to both people and dogs, including:

  • promoting acceptable behaviour from dogs by socialising with other dogs
  • promoting social interactions between owners of dogs from all walks of life
  • providing a safe place for the elderly and people with disability to exercise their dog safely.

Please remember that at all times you are responsible for your dog's actions, either on or off a lead.

Please observe sign-posted restrictions.

Rangers undertake regular patrols to ensure responsible use of theses areas.

Baldivis Enclosed Dog Park

Located within Barri Barri Park, Baldivis Enclosed Dog Park includes two separate spaces - one for small dogs and one for all dogs. It has various activity zones to minimise high-speed free running and encourage interaction, dog drinking fountains, seating, and a 1.8m high boundary fence with a 1.5m solid, internal dividing fence.

Rockingham Enclosed Dog Park

Located in Bayview Reserve, Rockingham, the Rockingham Enclosed Dog Park  includes two separate spaces - one for small dogs and one for all dogs - various activity zones to minimise high-speed free running and encourage interaction, dog drinking fountains, seating, and a 1.8m high boundary fence with a 1.5m solid, internal dividing fence.

East Rockingham horse beach

The exercising of horses is permitted north of the grain terminal jetty located on Rockingham Beach Road, East Rockingham from sunset to 10am and horses are permitted to swim only until 12pm. Sign-posted restrictions are in place.  

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