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Dog Friendly Parks

Image of a group of people walking their dogs on Southampton CommonWe welcome responsible dog owners and their dogs in our parks and green spaces. Southampton has some great parks and green spaces across the city to give you and your dog space to exercise. Including a dog agility course at Freemantle Lake Park and eight greenway walks. These provide ideal dog walking opportunities and we encourage you to use them.

Dog Agility Course at Freemantle Lake Park

The dog agility course at Freemantle Lake Park is free to use and a fun way to exercise your dog.

Freemantle Lake Park was once the grounds of an old house with a lake and a large collection of ornamental trees. Freemantle Lake Park can remain wet due to the remains of the lake.

Freemantle Lake Park can be accessed from Lakelands Drive off of Foundry Lane/Paynes Road in Freemantle. A nearby postcode to help you locate the park is SO15 3AL.

Some important information for dog owners

We know that on the whole dogs and their owners use our parks and green spaces responsibly but there are those few which we receive complaints about.

As a local authority we therefore need to have appropriate legislation in place to deal with these offenders. There are some changes to the existing legislation in relation to dogs in Southampton’s parks and green spaces which we would like to make you aware of. You can find the details of the dog control orders below but briefly we will be asking dog owners to help us by doing the following.

• Keeping dogs on a lead in cemeteries and on allotments.
• Clearing up after their dog.
• Not allowing dogs in play areas or land used by education.
• Ensuring dogs respond when called and obey their owners command when off the lead.

More information on the legislation and a list of frequently asked questions on the dog control orders can be accessed from the the link below.

Downloadable documents

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Image Dog Agility Course 579 KB 2secs @ 2Mbps
Link to download Adobe Acrobat if required

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Contact information

  • 0800 519 1919
  • Parks and Street Cleansing (RL) Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY