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Running Free: List of Leash Free Parks

June 21, 2021

We’re very lucky on the Mornington Peninsula to have a number of Leash Free parks to take our pups. Below is a list of grassed and open areas, that are leash-free all year round, for a list of leash-free beaches click here.

MAP LOCATION FENCED OFF-STREET PARKING ACCESS COMMENTS

Mt. Eliza

John Butler Reserve

Off Mount Eliza Way- opposite Betty Avenue Large grassed area

Mt. Eliza

Cobb Road Reserve

Cobb Road  

Mornington

Butler Reserve

Herbert Street & Lucerne Avenue  

Mornington

Pine Avenue Reserve

Pine Avenue, Pitt Street, Downward Street & Adelaide Street  

Mornington

Mornington Civic Reserve

Western side of Oak Hill Gallery & South Side of Peninsula Regional Gallery  

Mornington

Summerfield Reserve

South of Lakeview Way Lower Reserve ONLY (below pond)

Mt. Martha

Harrap Road Reserve

Corner of Racecourse Road & Harrap Road  

Mt. Martha

Dunns Road Reserve

Dunns Road Northern End of reserve ONLY

Mt. Martha

Century Drive Reserve

7 Century Drive Backs onto Balcombe Creek

Mt. Martha

Citation Reserve

Helena Street Area on West side of access road ONLY

Mt. Martha

Uralla Reserve

   

limited

Corner of Uralla Road & Nepean Highway Secluded Reserve

Mt. Martha

Community Forrest

Opposite Balcombe Grammar School  

Dromana

Brasser Reserve

Rainer Avenue (Opposite The Righi) Grassy and lightly wooded area

Dromana

Pier Street

Next to pedestrian bridge across freeway  

Dromana

Hillview Community Reserve

Western end of Reserve  

McCrae

Bass Reserve

Corner of Bass Street & Matthew Street  

Rosebud

Woodvale Reserve

Woodvale Grove & Wattle Road  

Rosebud

Lawson Park

Leon Avenue Large grassed area

Rosebud

Murrowong Reserve

Murrowong  

Rosebud

Shire Offices Reserve

Rear of Council Chamber, off Besgrove Street  

Rosebud West

Vern Wright Reserve

Shearwater Place Southwest corner of Reserve

Rosebud West

Truemans Road Reserve

Truemans Road At rear of back oval

Tootgarook

Tootgarook Recreational Reserve

Between Leonard Street & Marshall Street (opposite Yaringa Court)  

Blairgowrie

Stringer Road Reserve

Grassed area north of Pavilion and Tennis Courts  

Portsea

Portsea Recreational Reserve

Back Beach Road Public Oval

Flinders

B. A. Cairns Recreation Reserve

Stokes Street Area North of the Oval and Pavilion

Balnarring

Hanns Creek Reserve

Frankston-Flinders Road North end of Reserve

Somers

R. W. Stone Reserve

Camp Hill Road Area at far Western end (beyond the oval)

Bittern

Bittern Recreation Reserve

Recreation Street Area on the South-East side of street

Crib Point

Crib Point Recreation Reserve

Lille Street & Bullecourt Road Steep access paths

Hastings

Hastings Foreshore Reserve

Marine Parade between Hodgins Road & Cool Store Road Large grassed area

Hastings

Villawood Reserve

Villawood Drive Northern End of reserve ONLY

Hastings

Cypress-Samuel Reserve

Cypress Court, Samuel Court & Brydon Court  

Hastings

Tara Reserve

Intersection of Lantons Way & Tara Drive

Hastings

West Park Reserve

Warrego Court, Ovens Court, Aitape Court, Vampire Court, Ardent Court & Madang Court  

Hastings

Kings Creek Reserve

Junee Court, Curlew Court, Drake Court, On Slow Court, Duchess Court & Moresby Court  

Tyabb

Bunguyan Reserve

Frankston-Flinders Road Eastern (Top) Oval ONLY when no matches are on

Somerville

Clarendon Reserve

Clarendon Drive Large grassed area

Somerville

Grant Reserve

Grant Road (Opposite Speedwell Street) Large grassed area

Baxter

Stornoway Drive Reserve

Stornoway Drive North end of Reserve


All dog-friendly and leash-free areas will be properly signed, with any restrictions listed, so always look for and obey signs.

Remember to respect other people, owners, and their dogs.

Don’t forget to always pick up after your dog!

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