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Dog walking in parks


Grab the lead and head outdoors to get some exercise with your dog. Find out where you can and can't walk your dog in the shire.

Council recognises the importance of balancing the need for dogs and their owners to enjoy our open spaces with the need for public safety and protection of environmentally sensitive areas.

Dogs are prohibited at:
• Castlemaine Botanical Gardens – playground area
• Victory Park (Castlemaine)
• Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve – Elsie Palmer Field (Castlemaine)
• Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve – Doug Powell Oval / Velodrome (Castlemaine)

Dogs must be kept on a lead at:
• Campbells Creek Community Park
• Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
• Castlemaine CBD
• Maldon CBD
• Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve - Netball Courts

Enclosed Dog Park:
• Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve – next to lower carpark off McGrath Street

This fully enclosed off-lead dog park has a 1.2 metre-high fence, shade trees, and access to off-street car parking. Amenities include a drinking fountain, gated entry points, seating, local law and etiquette signage, a doggie bag dispenser and a rubbish bin.

Other Council managed/public land:
Provided dogs are under effective control, dog owners are also welcome to have their dog off-lead on other Council managed/public land.

As a courtesy to others please clean up after your pet. Failure to do so may result in on the spot fines. Dog bags are provided at most facilities.

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