You know that feeling when your pup practically vibrates with excitement, desperate to run and play? Fairbairn Park is an off-leash park in Ascot Vale - a paradise where your furry mate can run wild. Sprawled across a massive 100,000 square metres, this epic dog off-leash park shares space with sporting fields, but there's more than enough room for everyone to join the fun.

It's a super popular spot with a friendly community of dogs and owners, but don't worry – you'll still find plenty of quiet nooks to chill if that's your vibe. Wide-open spaces are surrounded by pockets of native flora, making it a top spot for a bit of bird watching, too. Whether you're after a quick play sesh or a delightful doggo picnic, Fairbairn has you covered.

Dog Off-Leash Area in Ascot Vale

Hugging the peaceful Maribyrnong River Trail, this park has seating areas, picnic spots, and scenic walking paths. It's an off-leash paradise where your pup can make a couple of new mates and burn off all that endless energy!

Off-Leash Park Amenities at Fairbairn Park

As a popular off-leash park in Ascot Vale, Fairbairn Park has loads of handy amenities to make your visit a walk in the park. Inside the off-leash areas, you'll find:

  • Benches dotted around for when you need a sit down from throwing that ball
  • Dog bag dispensers right at the entrance so you can nab some poo bags
  • Bins located near the front gates for easy doggo doo disposal
  • Street parking along Woods Street
  • Dog water fountains to keep your thirsty pup hydrated
  • Sporting ovals for the active folk

While your mate is off getting their zoomies out off-leash, you'll find these handy amenities nearby (remember to keep them on leash):

  • Public toilets by Woods Street, Newson Street, and the northern side
  • A couple of playgrounds on the north and south ends for the kids

Maribyrnong River Trail in Ascot Vale

Location & Visiting Fairbairn Park

The park often buzzes with activity over the weekends as many locals flock to make the most of the sporting fields and walking trails. Despite the popularity, its expansive size means there’s always enough space for everyone. Additionally, there's plenty of parking available along Wood Street, ensuring easy access to the park’s amenities.