Here’s our list of all the fully fenced off leash dog parks in Adelaide last updated 2018. There’s a map at the start showing where each dog park is.
We’ve visited every park, taken photos and noted their features. But what exactly is a dog park? They are specially designated by councils and usually have:
- 24 hour off-leash permission
- Double-gating at entrances
- No shared use with other activities
- Dog amusements, dog watering facilities and shelters for owners
We have not included the large number of other off-leash areas. Visit your local council’s website to check where else you can go locally.
Gold medal: City of Salisbury with nine dog parks! Norwood & Holdfast Bay: still on the starting line. See the full list after the map.
Adelaide: Pityarilla Dog Park
Glen Osmond Road
This new park adjoins the ever-popular Marshmallow Park play area in the South Parklands. It has small and large dog areas, shelters and water.
Aldinga Beach: Symonds Reserve Dog Park
Small and large dog areas are provided within a larger reserve. This park is very new and has minimal shade or amusements but should improve as plantings mature.
Andrews Farm: Stebonheath Dog Park
Small dog park at the western end of a large park & lake with walking paths and sporting facilities.
Birkenhead: Adelaide Brighton Community Dog Park
cnr Alfred St & Hargrave St
Top marks to a private company for creating such an excellent public dog space! A beautifully-landscaped single park with mounds, a grassy hollow, rocks and vegetation.
Blakeview Pooch Park
Access via Jabez Way.
Small single park set between Main North Road and Blakeview.
It only looks like Blakeview DUCK Park in the photos due to a particularly wet winter
Broadview Dog Park
Smallish dog park but many owners also let their dogs run on Broadview oval when not in use. Good facilities.
Devon Park Puppy Park
Small single park with obstacles, ramps, tunnels etc adjacent large sports field. Presumably ‘puppy’ means all small dogs.
Flagstaff Hill: Minkarra Dog Park
cnr Happy Valley Drive & Manning Rd.
Single large dog park near a skate park & playground.
Flinders Park: Tedder Reserve Pooch Park
Gawler: Clonlea Park
Gawler Council are building a dog park at Clonlea reserve just north of the helicopter landing area. It’s only in the planning stages in 2018.
Glenside: Conyngham Street Dog Park
Golden Grove Dog Park
Hectorville: Four Paws Park
Hillbank: Jo Gapper Dog Park
Holden Hill: Bentley Reserve Dog Park
Kilburn: Jack Watkins Reserve
Marleston: West Torrens Dog Park
Mawson Lakes: Dry Creek Linear Park
Mt Barker: Barka Park
North Adelaide Dog Park
Between Main North Rd, Lefevre Rd, Medindie Rd & Robe Tce.
Vast pair of parks (small & large dogs), to be illuminated in 2016. Parking best via Medindie Rd (closer to LeFevre Rd but shrubby & secluded approach).
Northfield: L J Lewis Reserve
Panorama: CC Hood Reserve
Para Hills West: The Paddocks Reserve
Parafield Gardens: Baltimore Reserve
Para Vista: Golding Oval
Paralowie Dog Park
Pooraka: Unity Park
Ridgehaven: Ashley Avenue Dog Park
Ridleyton: Doggy Land
Albert Greenshields Reserve
The Ridleyton Dog Park is new in 2018. It has a smaller area for older, calmer or shy dogs and a larger area for dogs happy to freely socialise, though still smaller than the nearby North Adelaide Dog Parks.
Salisbury Heights: Canterbury Reserve
Salisbury North: Happy Home Reserve
Salisbury Park: Jenkins Reserve
St Clair: Pooch Park
Cheltenham Parade & Torrens Road, St Clair
The St Clair Dog Park is part of the new development- thanks guys! It is a single park, but nicely landscaped to make best use of parkland near a noisy intersection.
Taperoo: Roy Marten Reserve
Access via Military Road north of Fort Largs or Ventura Avenue.
Small and large dog areas in a huge setting and even close enough to go for a beach walk! Good facilities although the original dog water concept involving a foot pedal was a tad ambitious.
Trott Park: Reserve Street Reserve
Two Wells Dog Park
Upper Sturt Dog Park
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By Andrew Spanner BVSc(Hons) MVetStud, a vet in Adelaide, Australia. These blogs are from a series regularly posted on Facebook and Twitter. Like or follow our page or subscribe via email to read the latest.
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