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The new Pennyweight Dog Park provides Ballarat’s fur community with another friendly and safe space where they can enjoy mixing off lead with their friends, old and new.
Victoria Park is a large recreational area and one of Ballarat's most significant parks. On 23 May 1890 citizens helped plant more than 3000 trees to celebrate Victoria's first Arbor Day.
You can exercise your dog in an off-leash area but must maintain effective control. Discover off-leash areas on the map below.
A blooming recovery
A new-look Ballarat Begonia Festival is at the heart of plans to entice visitors to Ballarat this year. Re-imagining the Ballarat Begonia Festival City of Ballarat Events Manager Sarah Kennedy says this year’s event will look very different. “We’re shaking things up. Activities will take place across Ballarat and the CBD will be brought to life with high-impact floral art installations,” she says. “After ...
Responsible pet ownership
You can keep up to two dogs and up to two cats. Animals kept on farm land are exempt. See pages 27-28 of the Community Local Law 2017 for details. Submit an Excess Animals Application to apply for a permit to keep more pets than listed above.
Find a public BBQ on our map. We regularly clean and maintain the BBQs. Found a problem? Submit a report.
Find a playground across our city on the map below. Found a problem at a playground? Let us know by reporting the issue.
The reserve, at the Corner of Gillies and Norman Streets, includes a fenced playground ith features suitable for children of all ages. Public Toilets and BBQ facilities are also located on site. Features Public toilets BBQs Playgrounds
Ballarat event application guide
Ballarat has many parks, waterways, and sporting reserves that can be used for a wide range of events and activities. To manage these on behalf of our community, event managers (those responsible for planning and delivering the event), must apply to the City of Ballarat for a permit to use the public space (venue).
Len T Fraser Reserve
The LT Fraser Reserve is the site of Ballarat’s major skate facility, the Ballarat Regional Skate Park. The reserve is also home to the Open Monument, a 430 square metre installation which recognises the contribution of the Chinese to Ballarat and the surrounding region from 1850 onwards. Features Public toilets BBQs Playgrounds Skate park