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Dogs in the Park

Dogs are welcome in all the Royal Parks although there are some places where they are not allowed or must be kept on a lead. These are clearly indicated within each park and are usually ecologically sensitive sites, deer parks, children's play areas, restaurants, cafes and some sports areas.

In Greenwich Park, dogs are not permitted in the following areas:

  • Children’s Playgrounds
  • Inside all cafes and restaurants
  • Toilets
  • Flower and Rose Gardens
  • The Wilderness Deer Park
  • The Royal Observatory Garden

In Greenwich Park, dogs are need to be kept on leads in the following areas:

  • Near roadways
  • Near water

This list is not exhaustive. There may be other areas that have restrictions – please look out for notices.

When walking your dog, please respect the wildlife as well as the other park users by keeping your dog under control. 

Greenwich Park is for everyone to enjoy. Please make sure you don't spoil someone else's day and pick up after your dog. Dog waste should be placed in a tightly sealed bag and taken home or deposited in the bins marked for dog waste or general bins. Dog fouling alters the nutrient levels of soils and can affect the survival of rare flora and fauna.

The Royal Parks licenses commercial dog walkers to operate in the parks.

Please consider the following

  • It is your responsibility to keep your dog under control and to clean up after it: you are breaking the law if you do not do so.
  • Keep your dog in sight.
  • Keep the lead handy, you may need it.
  • Respect the dog-free and dogs-on-leads areas.
  • Respect other users and the wildlife.

View the Guidance on Dogs in the Royal Parks.