Pet friendly parks and reserves

Pet friendly parks and reserves
Where to find off-leash parks and your responsibilities as a pet owner. dog park off-leash pet-friendly animals off-lead Where to find off-leash parks and your responsibilities as a pet owner.  

​​​​​​​Pets are welcome at most local parks, however please remember to keep your dog on a leash unless the reserve is classified as a 'dog off-leash area'.

Walking your dog keeps both you and your pet fit and healthy – in fact, dog owners are 68% more likely to get their recommended exercise than those without one!​

In accordance with the Companion Animals Act and the Local Government Area Act 1993, we have a number of parks where dogs can run around off-leash.

Off-leash parks

  • ​Peace Park – Trevenar Street, Ashbury
  • Band Hall Reserve - Ferrier Road, Birrong​
  • Richard Podmere Reserve – 51-57 Karne Street North, Roselands
  • Cooks River Foreshore – Sixth Avenue, Campsie
  • Hughes Park – Warburton Parade, Earlwood
  • Peter Moore Field – Tudor Street, Belmore​
  • Ruse Park - 84 Stacey Street, Bankstown
  • Craig Street Reserve – Kylie Parade, Punchbowl
  • Close Street Reserve – Close Street, Canterbury
  • The Vale of Ah – Auld Avenue, Milperra
  • Virginius Reserve - Centaur Street, Revesby

Registering a pet

The Companion Animals​ Act requires residents to have their dogs and cats microchipped, and pay the lifetime registration fee. Microchipping and registering your pet helps protect your pet if it's lost, hurt or stolen.​ 

For all companion animal microchipping and registration details, including payment options, please refer to the Office of Local Governments website

Find out more about registering your pet.


For more information, go to Council's Responsible Dog Ownership page,​ or contact our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.​

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.