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Dog Off-Leash Areas in Toowoomba

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I am a senior writer for Weekend Notes, a copywriter, editor, published poet and former editor of poetry magazine Fruit Salad. I have also authored children's fiction and inspirational pieces.
Published May 27th 2021
Panting for the social highlight of the day
Dog off-leash parks socialising
Dog off-leash areas are important for mans' best friend to make new canine friends.

Did you know that there are many designated parks you can take your pet to that are dog off-leash in Toowoomba? It's the social highlight of the day for the dogs and an important get-together for their owners.

Some off-leash areas are fenced-in and some have water bowls provided. Click the link for a full listing and map of off-leash areas. Some spaces are larger than others; size is indicated on the map.

Fenced-Off Areas

Clearview St Park
Michael Park
Harris Park
Thiess Park
North Ruthven Reserve

Queens Park

Queens Park dog off-leash area is one of the most beautiful spaces to exercise your dog. There are many friendly and welcoming dog-lovers. Late afternoon is a popular time. Also a great time for some brisk ball-throwing. The off-leash area is clearly signed but not fenced-in. You can find it adjacent to the Botanic Gardens.

Address: Best parking, Lindsay Street, Toowoomba City.

Dog off-leash area Queens Park Toowoomba
Not a fenced-in area, but clearly marked and signed and bordered by beautiful gardens.

Clearview Street Park

Part of the Black Gully park network in Newtown, Clearview St Park boasts a 1.5 acre dog off-leash area, fenced-in. A concrete path along the sloping ground and also has plenty of open space for dog exercises, like the throwing sticks. A water fountain and dog bowl, plus a shelter enhance your best friend's fun. Family atmosphere and friendly socialising.

North Ruthven Reserve

North Ruthven Reserve is a shady and beautifully wooded park with mature trees. Social groups are more closed in the late afternoon. Being cooler as winter comes on, earlier in the day may be more pleasant temperature-wise. Fewer people frequent the park during the day. The park is fenced off according to dog size, good for smaller dogs.
Address: Eagle St parking, off 7 Ruthven St, Harlaxton.

Dog Off-leash park North Ruthven Reserve
North Reserve is shady, wooded with mature trees and fenced-off.

Below is a listing in brief of whistle-stops you can throw a stick or ball for your dog.

Michael Park
Address: Orange Grove Road, Highfields.
Features: Wood-fired barbecues, picnic facilities, tennis court, basketball half-court.

Harris Park
Address: O'Quinn Street, Harristown
Features: Playground, picnic facilities, sports oval.

Wilsonton Heights Park
Address: Port St, Wilsonton Heights
Features: Playground (fenced), sporting areas, picnic facilities.

Vann Street Park
Address: 444 Greenwattle St, Wilsonton
Features: Native animals.

Rocla Court Park
Address: 123 Hursley St, Glenvale
Features: Playground, sport and picnic facilities, native animals.

Coronation Park
Address: 102 Stephen St, Harristown
Features: Playground, picnic facilities, native animals.

Dr Alex Horn Park
Address: 55 Stuart St, Harlaxton
Features: Walking tracks, native animals, drinking water.

Dog Off-leash Toowoomba exercise ball
Throwing a ball for your pooch is great exercise for both of you.

Mt Lofty Park
Address: North St, Mt Lofty
Features: Picnic facilities, native animals.

Ballin Park
Address: Amanda St, Centenary Heights
Features: Walking tracks, sport and picnic facilities, open spaces, playground, native animals.

Thiess Park - South
Address: 82-84 Luck St, Darling Heights
Features: Mountain biking, playground, shelter, picnic and sport facilities, drinking water, native animals.

Ferguson Road Park
Address: 69 Ferguson Rd, Westbrook
Features: Native animals.

Dog Off-leash area socialising Clearview Street Park Newtown Toowoomba
More spacious than wooded, the Clearview St Park compound is popular for late afternoon socialising.

Upcoming Spaces

New dog off-leash areas are in the planning phase for Oakey and Kingsthorpe. Designated dog off-leash areas and continually redefined to meet the needs of the community. There will be two open spaces in Oakey's Cory Street Park and one in Kingsthorpe's Rosalie Walk, which will be fenced-in.

Dog Off-Leash Follow the Rules as Signed
Keep your dog within the correct boundaries.

Follow the Rules

Romping with Rover is great fun for both of you, but it's imperative that dog obedience is under your control. Make sure you read the signage and follow directions when entering dog off-leash areas. Rules such as picking up after your dog, public safety, restraint laws and fines apply.
North Ruthven Reserve Dog Off Leash Rules Toowoomba
Please read the signs and follow directions.
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Why? Exercise and socialise dogs in designated areas.
When: Any time.
Phone: 131 872
Where: Toowoomba, Queensland
Cost: Free
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