Dog Control in Parks
Residents, Friends of Parks, Police and dog walkers have told us they are concerned about the growing number of dogs causing problems in public places including parks and open spaces. This includes dog fouling, being out of control or being off the lead and causing a nuisance.
The council is working with partners and residents to promote responsible dog ownership. In October 2012 the council’s Cabinet approved a report proposing the introduction of Dog Control Orders in Haringey.
Dog control is a way that councils can introduce restrictions as to where dogs are allowed, when dogs have to be on a lead and where it is an offence to allow a dog to foul without cleaning it up. Dog Control Orders are a measure for controlling potential dog related issues and failing to comply will result in a fine.
In April 2013 Dog Control Orders came into effect. There are various Orders covering different parts of the borough, and specific orders covering Haringey parks.
The information that follows details which Orders apply to individual parks and open spaces, and what responsible owners can do with their dogs.
- The following applies to all parks and open spaces:
- dog owners who allow their dog to foul must clean up after their animal
- no more than six dogs to be walked by one person at a time
- owners will be required to put their dog on a lead if requested to by an authorised person or police officer
- The following applies to all public playgrounds:
- No dogs allowed
- The following applies to all sports courts, games areas and marked pitches in all parks and open spaces:
- No dogs allowed, when in use
Dogs are able to run around freely, under the control of their owner, in the following parks (bigger than half a hectare - unless told to put their dog on a lead by an authorised officer):
Dogs must be on a lead at all times in the following parks (smaller than half a hectare):
For more information on Dog Control Orders or to view them on Haringey’s interactive map, please see the main Dog Control Order page.
If you would like to report any incidents of out of control dogs in a Haringey park or open space please report using our report a park problem e-form or call 020 8489 1000.
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Please be responsible for your own, and others' safety when using our parks:
- Use parks for exercise only – walk, jog, cycle, dog walking
- Don’t go out if you feel unwell
- Always ensure adequate social distancing
- Outdoor gyms, skateparks and ballcourts are closed
- Playgrounds remain open – please follow guidance when using them
- Keep your dog on a lead
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