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.
Clearview St Park Michael Park Harris Park Thiess Park North Ruthven Reserve
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.
Not a fenced-in area, but clearly marked and signed and bordered by beautiful gardens.
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.
North Reserve is shady, wooded with mature trees and fenced-off.
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.
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.