Spring Valley Reserve

Clarke Road, Springvale South VIC 3172, Australia


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About Spring Valley Reserve

Spring Road Reserve Dog Off-Leash Area Officially Open After an extensive period of planning and construction, the Spring Road Reserve Dog Off-Leash Area is official. It it is the largest of its kind in the City of Kingston (more than 3 times the size of the MCG playing surface), and a great place for both dog owners and their beloved pooches to enjoy. Where is the Dog Off-Leash Area ? Located in the northern end of the Reserve, with two zones – a small fenced zone next to Spring Road and a larger unfenced zone beside this. Clearly marked signage has been erected to advise the location of the off-Leash Area boundaries. More permanent signage will be erected shortly. Responsible Dog Behaviour Exercise, play and socialisation are important for the health and happiness of your dog. When your dog is off the leash it must still be under your control and you must keep your dog in sight and at a distance where it is able to hear and react to your commands. If you do not have complete control of your dog, it should be kept on the leash. Please remember it is an offence under Section 26 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 to not have effective control of a dog. When your dog leaves the Off-Leash zone (fenced or unfenced), PLEASE ENSURE IT IS ON A LEASH. All park users have equal rights to feel safe in the park and that is the reason why certain areas of the reserve have been designated either on-leash or off-leash. Some people don’t want to associate with dogs or don’t want their young children near them. Other people are scared of dogs (no matter how small and friendly) or have allergic reactions whilst being around dogs. The wetland areas close to the off-leash area are habitat for waterbirds, frogs and ground dwelling animals. All Australian native animals are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975 and therefore it is an offence to injure or disturb wildlife. There have also been numerous sightings of snakes in these areas, so it is advisable for you and your dog to be on-leash and to stay out of the wetlands.