Off-lead Parks and Reserves

Because our parks and reserves are used by many people for different purposes, dog owners must comply with certain regulations. Failure to do so may result in a substantial fine.


  • Some off-lead areas can only be used during designated times, to allow for sports events or other community activities. Dogs are not permitted to run off-lead outside of these times.
  • When travelling to and from designated off-lead parks, your dog must be kept on a lead.
  • You must carry a lead which can control your dog if it behaves in a manner which threatens any person or animal.
  • There are a number of parks and reserves (including Central Park, Ardrie Park and Victoria Gardens) where dogs are only permitted off-lead on the oval. Dogs are not permitted to run off-lead anywhere else and must be kept off the garden beds.
  • Pick up after your dog. Bags and bins are supplied at designated areas.
  • Dogs are not allowed on sports grounds during sports club and school training and match times, or in children's playground areas.
  • Dogs are expected to be under control and non-threatening at all times.
  • All footpaths are on-lead areas

Off-lead parks and reserves in the City of Stonnington

Ardrie Park (oval only)
McGregor Street, Malvern East

Armadale Reserve
between Sutherland Road and Armadale Street, Armadale

Brookville Gardens
between Fairbairn Road and Canterbury Road, Toorak

Caroline Gardens
Caroline Street to Ralston Street, South Yarra

Central Park (oval only)
corner of Burke Road and Wattletree Road, Malvern East

Chris Gahan Reserve (6am–9am and 4pm–8pm daily)
Hornby Street, Windsor

Como Park
Williams Road and Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra

Darling Park
between Dunlop Street and Winton Road, Glen Iris

D.W Lucas Oval
Dunlop Street, Glen Iris

Gardiner Park
corner Carroll Crescent and Clarke Street, Glen Iris

Lumley Gardens
Lumley Court, Prahran

Malvern Cricket Ground
High Street, Malvern

Milton Gray Reserve (5pm–9am daily)
Wattletree Road, Malvern

Orrong Romanis Reserve
bounded by Orrong Road, Sydney Street and A'Beckett Street, Prahran

Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park
between Quentin Road and Chadstone Road, Malvern East

Peverill Park
Peverill Street, Malvern East

Princes Gardens
bounded by Malvern Road, Essex Street and Little Chapel Street, Prahran

Sir Robert Menzies Reserve
corner Toorak Road and Elizabeth Street, Malvern

Sir Zelman Cowan Park
Glenferrie Road Kooyong    

South Yarra Siding
William Street, South Yarra

Stanley Gross Reserve
Winton Road Malvern

Surrey Park
Surrey Road South Yarra

Sydare Reserve
Waverley Road, Sydare Avenue and Hyslop Parade, Malvern East

Tooronga Park
entry from Toorak Road, Milton Parade and Tooronga Road, Malvern

Union Street Reserve (5pm–9am daily)
corner Union Street and Orchard Street, Armadale

Victoria Gardens (sunken oval only)
between High Street and Murray Street, Prahran

Victory Square
Ashleigh Street, Armadale

Waverley Park
Waverley Road, Malvern East

Windsor Siding
Union Street, Windsor