Londonderry Park dog control orders

On 1 April 2016, three dog control orders will apply in Londonderry Park. To keep the park a safe space for everyone to enjoy, dogs are banned from some park areas including the playing pitches. On certain paths and in the car park, dog must remain on a lead. At any time our officers can direct a dog owner to put their dog on a lead when they believe the dog's behaviour is disturbing other park users or wildlife. 

Dogs Exclusion Order

This order means dogs are not allowed:

  • on sports pitches
  • in children's play area

It will be an offence to bring a dog into these areas. A dog owner could receive a fixed penalty notice if they don't comply with this dog control order.
On the map of Londonderry Park, dogs cannot enter areas coloured red. 

Dog on Leads Order

This order means dogs must be kept on a lead:

  • in the main car park
  • on the internal path network
  • in the family recreational area during March to October inclusive

It will be an offence to have a dog off a lead in theses areas. A dog owner could receive a fixed penalty notice if they don't comply with this dog control order. On the map of Londonderry Park, dogs must be kept on a lead in areas coloured orange. 

Dog on Leads by Direction Order

This order allows any of our authorised officers to tell an owner to put their dog on a lead. They can do this because a dog is harassing other people or frightening bird life or other animals.

It will be an offence if a dog owner does not comply with the officer's direction. A dog owner could receive a fixed penalty if they don't comply. 

Zones in Londonderry Park

Dog control zones in Londonderry Park during summer months.

map showing colour zones in Londonderry Park, Newtownards

Dog control zones in Londonderry Park during winter months.

Londonderry Park dog control zones during winter months