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Check out our list of every dog friendly park in Lake Macquarie!

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Want to know where the best places are to allow your dog to play leash free? We’ve pulled a list together for you that lets you know all of the dog friendly parks in Lake Macquarie. There are so many places to choose from that allow your pooch the freedom to follow new scents, get some exercise and make new friends. Each dog walking park in Lake Macquarie has different rules so please make sure you check the park you choose. Here’s hoping you enjoy your walk as much as your fur baby!

 

Dog walking parks, Lake Macquarie 

 

Barnsley Dog Exercise Area – Taylor Park – Access via Johnson Avenue.  Area is leash free from sunrise to 10am.  This does not include the play area or picnic area.

 

Belmont North Dog Exercise Area – Lenaghan Park – Access via Wommara Avenue.  This area is leash free from sunrise to 10am.

 

Blackalls Park Dog Exercise Area – Blackalls Park Reserve – Part of the park in an easterly direction from the shaded picnic area is leash free at all times.

 

Blacksmiths Beach – Extending from the beach car park off Awabakal Avenue in a northerly direction to the edge of the Belmont Golf Club, this area is leash free at all times.

 

Blacksmiths – Dobinson Reserve – Access via Tirranna Street, Blacksmiths.  At all times this is a leash free area.

 

Bolton Point Dog Exercise Area – Access via Bay Road.  This area is leash free at all times.

 

Bonnells Bay Dog Exercise Area – Pendlebury Park – Access via Grand Parade.  This area is leash free at all times.

 

Booragul Dog Exercise Area – Booragul Foreshore Reserve – Access via Marmong Street.  Area extends from the car park at Booragul Jetty along the lake, past the art gallery to Marmong Cove.  This area is leash free at all times.

 

Buttaba Dog Exercise Area – Access via Ilford Avenue.  This area is leash free at all times.

 

Cardiff Dog Exercise Area – Access via Orchard Street.  This area is leash free from sunrise to 10am on weekdays only.

 

Caves Beach – Hams Beach Dog Exercise Area – Access via Mawson Close.  Area is between Hams Beach Car Park and the ocean and is leash free at all times.

 

Charlestown Dog Exercise Area – Access via Dudley Road.  Area is leash free at all times unless netball courts are being used.

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Coal Point Dog Exercise Area – Gurranba Reserve – Access via Skye Point Road.  Area is leash free at all times.

 

Croudace Bay Dog Exercise Area – Thomas H Halton ParkAccess via Macquarie Drive.  Leash free Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) from sunrise to 10am and from 4:30pm until sunset.

 

Dora Creek Dog Exercise Area – Access via Douglass Street.  Area is leash free from sunrise to 10am on weekdays only.

 

Gateshead Dog Exercise Area – Access via Willow Road.  Area is leash free from sunrise to 10am on weekdays only.

 

Marks Point Dog Exercise Area – Access is on Haddon Crescent or Docker Street.  This area is leash free at all times.

 

Morisset Dog Exercise Area – Bernie Goodwin Memorial Oval – Access via Newcastle Street.  Area is leash free from sunrise to 10am on weekdays only.

 

Rathmines Dog Exercise Area – Rathmines Park – Access via Stilling Street.  Area is leash free at all times unless a community event is underway.

 

Redhead Nine Mile Beach Dog Exercise Area – Dogs must be leashed between First and Second Creeks, when in Creeks or waterholes and when on beach access pathways.  Dogs can be leash free but under effective control between Second and Third Creeks.

 

Speers Point Dog Exercise AreaThis is a fully fenced, 10,000 square meter space for dogs to enoy.  Access is on Creek Reserve Road.

 

Swansea Dog Exercise Area – Access is on Wallarah Street and Dobinson Drive.  This area is leash free at all times.

 

Toronto Dog Exercise Area – Hampton Street Reserve – Leash free at all times unless Toronto Pony Club are undertaking an event.

 

Toronto Dog Exercise Area – Toronto Lions Park – Access via Anzac Parade.  Area is leash free from sunrise to 10am everyday except the 3rd Sunday of the month when the market is held.

 

Valentine Dog Exercise Area – Access via Ruston Avenue.  Area is leash free at all times.

 

West Wallsend Dog Exercise Area – Gregory Park – Access via Hyndes Street.  Area is leash free from sunrise to 10am weekdays only.

 

Windale Dog Exercise Area – Bahloo Reserve – Access via Merrigum Street.  Area is leash free from sunrise to 10am weekdays only.

 

Wyee Dog Exercise Area – Wyee Oval – Access via Tuggarah Street.  Area is leash free at all times.