Frank Smith Reserve map

Current restriction

  • No current restrictions in place.

Proposed restriction

  • Dogs on-leash at all times in wetland and bushland areas only.


  • Proposed restrictions identified by signs at each entrance, three signs are proposed for this site.


  • Compliance will be subject to customer reports of non-compliance and investigated by a ranger.


  • Wetlands in our region have matured and established since they were initially developed.
  • Many are now home to a variety of species of plants and wildlife some of which are vulnerable or endangered. Permitting dogs off-leash allows them to interfere with habitats, disturb nesting birds, chase wildlife and crush vegetation.
  • Keeping dogs on-leash and staying within the designated paths protects our wildlife and allows young plants to grow.
  • By protecting this site with dogs on-leash, dog owners can assist in preserving the long-term health of the wetland environment and the major bushland restoration work that has been carried out.
  • Coromandel Valley Primary School is running a Green Adelaide funded project to monitor and protect a population of nationally endangered Southern Brown Bandicoots that have recently been confirmed at this reserve.