Walk the dog – places to exercise your dog

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Dalmatian sitting in the bush

Harcourt dog park

Harcourt dog park is a 3.7-hectare site that is located on Crook Street, Strathdale.

It has good path connections with the Strathdale Park and Kennington Reservoir precincts and provides a good natural environment for dog play and exercise. The site is fenced with several public entry points and has a bitumen walking track, 4 small dams, a creek with steel bridges and good shade trees.

Other places to exercise your dog off-leash

Each of these areas provides unique opportunities for exercise and exploration. Many of these areas are used by community and sporting groups and people walking their dogs must be mindful of their responsibilities and ensure their dogs are kept under effective control at all times and that any faeces are cleaned up.

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Shared access, Rodda Field (Strathdale Park)

Dog owners are allowed to use Rodda Field within Strathdale Park as an off leash area between Monday to Friday 6am to 3pm, Saturday and Sundays 6am to 8am and 1pm to 9pm.

Dogs are not allowed off leash when an organised event is underway.

Dog on leash areas

While working around the City or while at any of the designated on-leash areas, any dog must be kept under effective control by means of a chain, cord or leash held by the owner and attached to the dog.

Dog-free open spaces

Dogs are not permitted to enter the playing surface of the Queen Elizabeth Oval, Hargreaves Mall and Crusoe Reservoir and No. 7 Park, with the exception of assistance animals as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and dogs used for law enforcement purposes.

Allingham Street Recreation Reserve Play Space 3587

Allingham Street Playspace

Allingham Street Playspace is a small community Playspace.

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Allingham Street Recreation Reserve

Allingham Street Recreation Reserve

Allingham Street Recreation Reserve is a junior oval located in Golden Square

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Barrack Reserve Oval

Barrack Recreation Reserve

This Recreation Reserve is situated in Barrack Street, Heathcote.

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Kids on Trampoline at Heathcote Play Space

Barrack Reserve Playspace

Barrack Reserve playground features a large barrel play unit, new swings, slides, seesaw hand pump, and xylophone pod spinner

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California Gully Recreation Reserve 4159

California Gully Recreation Reserve Playspace

California Gully Playspace is a small community Playspace situated at California Gully Recreation Reserve.

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Dogs at Canterbury Park with Owners

Canterbury Gardens

Historic sculptures, plantings and trees of Canterbury Gardens, Eaglehawk. Visit for the dahlia collection in March.

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Kids on New Slides at Park

Cooinda Park

Cooinda Park is popular for its multiple slide hill and play equipment. BBQ and picnic facilities. Golden Square.

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Contact us

For more information about things to do in Bendigo contact us on 03 5434 6000.


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