Enclosed dog parks
We have two enclosed off-leash dog exercise areas, with a further one under construction at Seahaven Reserve (due for completion mid December 2020)
An enclosed off-leash dog exercise area is a secure, fully fenced space dedicated to dogs for recreational purposes within part of a reserve. In contrast, 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 provides benefits to both people and their 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.
Seahaven Enclosed Dog Park
The City's third and newest enclosed dog park, Seahaven, is due to open in mid December 2020 and will be situated on the corner of Chalmers Avenue and Charthouse Road in Waikiki.
The park will include two separate spaces - one for small dogs and one for all dogs. There will be a number of interactive elements within each area to provide stimulation and challenges for the dogs, some of these include King of the Castle where the dogs can jump up a series of platforms and vie for the top spot. Another is called Tunnel Hideout where a series of pipes allow dogs to play a game of hide-and-seek with their owners. All dogs love sand so there will be a sand pile for dogs to play in. And of course there will be large expanses of grass for the dogs to stretch their legs off leash in a safe environment.
For further details and to see a concept design of the park visit the Seahaven Enclosed Dog Park project page.
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.