Dog off-leash areas
A place for dogs to run free
There are 30 dog off-leash areas in the Redlands. Most of the sites are clearly signed and fully fenced. Dog bag dispensers are provided in all areas, apart from North Stradbroke Island. These sites are a great place for dogs to run free but you need to have control over your dog.
Dog owners caught letting their dogs play off-leash in non-designated off-leash areas will get an on-the-spot fine under Council’s Local Law No. 2
Keeping and Control of Animals.
Amity Point dog off-leash area consultation
Consultation period now closed
Council sought community feedback during March 2014 on a possible location for a new dog-off leash area at Amity Point, North Stradbroke Island. Council is now collating and considering feedback received. We thank everyone who took the time to complete the online survey or provide other feedback during the consultation period. Those who indicated they would like to a receive project update will be contacted when a final decision is made.
Consultation background: In December 2011, the Minjerribah Recreation Area (which includes Flinders Beach) was declared under the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 (RAM Act). As a result, Council had to close the Flinders Beach dog off-leash area at Amity Point.
Council has since worked with key stakeholders to identify other possible locations outside the declared Minjerribah Recreation Area for a dog off-leash area. During our community feedback period, the community was asked about preferred locations and whether a new area should be fenced.
Extension to dog off-leash area made permanent at Raby Bay Foreshore Park, Cleveland
Last year Council ran a three-month trial extension to the dog off-leash beach area at Raby Bay. This was in response to resident feedback that the beach area was underwater at high tide so not accessible.
After considering public feedback, Council is permanently extending the off-leash area to include the parkland between the beach and closest pedestrian pathway – as seen on the map. This area is smaller than the area recently trialled. It has been chosen to ensure pedestrian safety, especially as the off-leash area is to remain unfenced.
The drinking tap and dog bowl will be moved to within the new boundary and signage will be erected over the coming month.
Owners are reminded to keep their dogs on a leash until within the dog off-leash area (not allowing them to run free from the roadside) and to put dogs back on a leash before leaving.
Dog off-leash sites
- George Street Park - Alexandra Hills
- Hanover Drive Park - Alexandra Hills
- Valantine Park - Alexandra Hills
- Windemere Road Park - Alexandra Hills
- Aquatic Paradise Park West, Commodore Drive - Birkdale (unfenced)
- Lachlan Street Park - Birkdale
- Three Paddocks Park, Thomas Street Park - Birkdale
- Brosnan Drive Park - Capalaba
- Capalaba Regional Park - Capalaba
- Wentworth Drive Park - Capalaba
- Raby Bay Foreshore Park, Masthead Drive, Cleveland (unfenced and dogs can go in the water)
- G.J. Walter Park, Middle Street - Cleveland (partially unfenced and dogs can go in the water)
- Sturgeon Street, Ormiston
- Charlie Buckler Sportsfield, Boundary Street - Redland Bay
- Denham Boulevard Park, beside School of Arts Road - Redland Bay
- Main Street, Redland Bay (corner of Gordon Road)
- Talburpin Esplanade, Point Talburpin, Redland Bay (corner of Torquay Road)
- Manning Esplanade Park, Thornlands
- Robert Mackie Park, Panorama Drive - Thornlands
- Mount Cotton Community Park, Valley Way (Bohemia Court)
- Fodder Forest, Link Road - Victoria Point
- Les Moore Park, Wilson Esplanade - Victoria Point
- Pioneer Park - Lamb Island (unfenced, no seating)
- 13 Attunga St - Macleay Island
- Pioneer Childrens Memorial Park - Russell Island
- On North Stradbroke Island: (unfenced, no seating)
- Skatebowl Park, Barton Street - Dunwich
- Home Beach - Point Lookout
Dog off-leash beaches with shared hours
(Dogs can go in the water. Shared hours to coincide with the departure and arrival times of wader birds)
- Main Beach - Coochiemudlo Island (west of the barge ramp)
- Lions Park - Russell Island
The calendar coincides with the departure and arrival patterns of the migratory birds.
When using dog off-leash areas please remember to:
- respect other users
- check the signage to make sure you are within the boundaries
- control your dog/s (your dog must return to you when called)
- ensure your dog does not chase birds or other wildlife
- ensure all gates in a fenced area are closed (in unfenced areas, it is highly recommended that children unable to control their dog should not use this area)
- be respectful of neighbouring residents, particularly in the early morning
- be mindful of opening and closing times
- supervise children in the area (particularly if they do not have effective control over their dog)
- clean up after your dog and dispose of waste appropriately.
All dogs must be put back on the leash when leaving the off-leash area.