Every dog needs the freedom to exercise and socialise with others. That’s why we provide five designated off-leash areas where your dog can run and play safely without endangering or annoying other people.
Remember: even in an off-leash area you have a responsibility to keep your dog under control at all times.
Fenced Dog Parks
AlburyCity now has two fenced Dog Parks (Logan Road and Alexandra Park). With the success and high usage of the Logan Road Off Leash area funds were allocated to fence the Alexandra Park off leash area. Council staff have installed fencing around a section of the park to improve safety for pets and owners while the Mars Petcare team installed seating, dog agility equipment and plant trees and shrubs to beautify the space.
Dog owners can bring their pets to the off-leash area where they can run and play, safe from traffic and other animals.
Where to find Albury’s off-leash areas
Dog park improvements this year
- Installation of irrigation - to improve the turf areas during hot weather
- Installation of bollards
- Weed spraying
- Replacement of a section of fence between off-leash area and Bunton Park
- Public art "Painted Pooches" on the back of a corrugated iron shed.
- Repainting of the pet statues
- Dog agility equipment
- Mulching under mature trees
Works still to be completed
- Drinking water
- Bins and poo bags
Exercise with your dog too
Off-leash areas are great but often what your dog really wants and needs is regular walks by your side. Dogs are social, pack animals and get a lot of security and enjoyment from following their pack leader – you! So don’t underestimate the importance of lead walks for your dog’s and your own mental and physical health.
Some dogs need more to do
Various types and temperaments of dogs need more challenging exercise.
Some dogs are the product of hundreds of years of breeding as working animals and can get bored and anxious if you don’t give them ‘work’ to do. Others are bred for hunting and need a safe outlet for their instincts to track and chase. Others are just extra-intelligent or highly energetic and need to be mentally or physically challenged.
Albury has a number of groups that run different types of obedience and agility training to meet these needs.