Hackett Neighbourhood Oval

Holtze Close Hackett ACT 2602

The ACT Government provides both on-leash and off-leash opportunities to exercise your dog. Much of Canberra’s open space is designated as ‘dog exercise areas’. To ensure greater accessibility to the general public, the Dog Control Areas are clearly defined on maps (available at the link below).

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More Information

For additional information please visit the Department of Territory & Municipal Services website.

Note: While Doggo aims to provide the most up-to-date information, councils and/or park authorities may change their regulations regarding dog exercise areas at any time. We suggest checking with the relevant park management for the latest information.

Last Updated: January 2, 2009 - Does this listing need updating? Let us know


  1. Amir Syed
    Amir Syed


    I am resident nearby this beautiful oval. Almost on daily basis, I use this park to play with my family and have some fresh air in summer. Recently, I have noticed that this park is turning into dog poop palace and making it almost impossible to touch piece of ground where there is no dog poop. Does dog owners have any responsibility to clean their mess at all?

    Is there a way we can prevent this from happening and clean this oval to make it more hygienic?

    Kind Regards,

  2. Tim Colebatch
    Tim Colebatch

    You are kidding, Amir.
    Kangaroo poo, yes. Hackett oval has always been a favourite restaurant for the roos.
    Dog poo: I don’t think I’ve ever seen any on Hackett Oval, and we go there often.


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