City of Banyule area - off leash parks
The City of Banyule is the dog heaven of the north east: dogs are permitted off leash in all council managed parks (excluding conversation areas), of which there are plenty! Together with neighbouring Manningham, this part of Melbourne must be the best place to live if you own a dog.
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City of Banyule parks are generally off leash.
Blue marker - off leash park
Yellow marker - outstanding local off leash park
Green marker - superb off leash parkPurple pin - on lead only
Red marker - no dogs allowed
City of Banyule rules for off leash parks:
All dogs must be under effective control whilst off their owners property. To protect other people and your pet, dogs must be on lead on:
Yarra Flats, west of Yarra: dogs allowed on leash, except near wetlands such as the Bolin Bolin Billabong
Adjacent council area maps:
Whittlesea Shire (north)
Nilumbik Shire (north)
City of Manningham (east)
City of Boroondara (south)
City of Darebin (west)
For help on council boundaries see the Overview of Melbourne metropolitan local government areas
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Chelsworth Park, Ivanhoe
Please can I go run? Now?
Chelsworth Park is a very large off leash area comprising several sport ovals. There's certainly enough space for dogs (and their owners) to stretch their legs. If your dog is mad about soccer balls, it's best to avoid the weekends, when a number of soccer matches will be on the go. Once your dog has run off some excess energy, why not go for a lovely (on leash) stroll along the Yarra in adjacent Wilson Reserve?
Darebin Parklands, Alphington
Decisions, decisions - a swim or a run?
Darebin Parklands (co-managed by Darebin and Banyule) is a beautiful space to explore with your dog. On approximately 33 hectares and only 8 km from the CBD, there are wetlands, ponds, bushland, walking tracks and lots of open space.
If this sounds great, it gets even better: There is a large, safe off leash area along Darebin Creek at the northern end of the park. Dogs have access to the creek at two points, so remember to bring a towel! The off leash area has no walking tracks so come in your wellies if the weather has been wet.
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Reviewed by Simone and Leya