Adelaide Dog Parks

adelaide dog parks

Here’s our list of all the fully fenced off leash dog parks in Adelaide last updated 2017. There’s a map at the start showing where each dog park is.

Visit this page for dog parks in regional and country South Australia. Please also read our guide to dog park etiquette.

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! Unley, Norwood & Holdfast Bay: still on the starting line. See the full list after the map.

Adelaide: Pityarilla Dog Park

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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

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Stewart Avenue.
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

Andrews Farm Dog Park
Davoren Rd.
Small dog park at the western end of a large park & lake with walking paths and sporting facilities.


Birkenhead: Adelaide Brighton Community Dog Park

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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

Blakeview Pooch park Blakeview Dog 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

broadview dog park
Collingrove Ave.
Smallish dog park but many owners also let their dogs run on Broadview oval when not in use. Good facilities.


Devon Park Puppy Park

devon dog park
Bolingbroke Ave
Small single park with obstacles, ramps, tunnels etc adjacent large sports field. Presumably ‘puppy’ means all small dogs.


Flagstaff Hill: Minkarra Dog Park

Happy Valley Dog Park Aberfoyle Dog Park
cnr Happy Valley Drive & Manning Rd.
Single large dog park near a skate park & playground.


Flinders Park: Tedder Reserve Pooch Park

Flinders Park DogFindon Rd & Belgrave Ave.
Single dog park adjacent the River Torrens Linear Park.
Illuminated.


Glenside: Conyngham Street Dog Park

Conyngham Dog Park Frewville dog park
Conyngham Rd.
Large single open grassed area with muddy patches in winter.
Was upgraded in 2016.


Golden Grove Dog Park

dog walking circuit Grove Dog Park
Bicentennial Dve.
Unusual linear layout like a walking circuit (most do it clockwise). The entrance & exit are side by side.


Hectorville: Four Paws Park

hectorville dog park
cnr Montacute & St Bernards Rd (behind petrol station)
Popular and attractive park with good variety of amusements and mature shady trees. Illuminated


Hillbank: Jo Gapper Dog Park

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Blackburn Rd.
Small & large dog areas
Lovely setting adjacent an open wooded hillside.


Holden Hill: Bentley Reserve Dog Park

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Gentilly St.
Huge large dog area with central mound.
Separate area for small dogs.


Kilburn: Jack Watkins Reserve

Kilburn Dog Park
Car parking either off Churchill Rd next to Costco or Kilburn rwy station Carroll Rd
Separate large and small dog areas in middle of secluded large park


Marleston: West Torrens Dog Park

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Westside Bikeway, Moss Ave.
Separate small and all dog areas, lovely big parks close to the city and Anzac Highway. Good to see vegetation in the small dog park for dogs that like to explore.


Mawson Lakes: Dry Creek Linear Park

dry creek park
Park Way, near Technology Park
Small single dog park at the southeastern end of a beautiful walk along Dry Creek from Mawson Lakes centre. Solar lighting.


Mt Barker: Barka Park

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Access from end of Zanker Drive (nr Bluestone Estate). Signposted from Flaxley Rd.
Vast large dog area with range of amusements; small dog area good size, mostly grass.


North Adelaide Dog Park

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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

northfield dog park
Grand Junction Rd.
Nice quiet location.
Has a separate area for boisterous dogs.


Panorama: CC Hood Reserve

Panorama Dog Park
Access from Eliza Place
Large dog park in the middle of CC Hood reserve.
Good local amenities.


Para Hills West: The Paddocks Reserve

para hills dog park
Single medium sized park close to Maxwell Rd.
Plus adjacent woodland & wetland where dogs can be walked on-leash.
Solar lighting.


Parafield Gardens: Baltimore Reserve

Parafield dog park
Oleander Dve.
Single park attractively well vegetated with native trees and shrubs.
Adjacent sports oval.


Para Vista: Golding Oval

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cnr Redhill Rd & Kalina Ave.
Good sized dog park with two separate areas, presumably for small & large dogs. Adjacent sports oval.


Paralowie Dog Park

Paralowie Dog Park
Kingswood Crescent Reserve.
Medium sized single dog park.
access either via Bolivar Rd or Caulfield Crescent.


Pooraka: Unity Park

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South Tce. Single large dog park. Solar lighting.
Behind Gepps Cross BMX club, near good walks around a lake & the state sports park.


Ridgehaven: Ashley Avenue Dog Park

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Access via Ashley Ave or Milne Rd.
This dog park isn’t actually fully fenced. Instead it’s a designated area between a series of sports fields and a creek, set well back from the surrounding roads.


Salisbury Heights: Canterbury Reserve

Salisbury Heights Dog Park
Canterbury Rd.
A single medium-sized dog park (with solar light) behind the mound that separates Canterbury reserve from Main North Road.


Salisbury North: Happy Home Reserve

Salisbury North Dog Park
Waterloo Corner Rd.
Single medium park in a large reserve on the Little Para River
Close to Salisbury, near a playground and walking trails on the Little Para River.


Salisbury Park: Jenkins Reserve

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Saints Rd. Two separate areas in a secluded setting generally closed at sunset.
Large reserve with parking adjacent good walks along the Little Para.


Stirling: Wright Road Dog Park

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Wright Rd, Crafers
Large area with walking path and small separate puppy park.


Taperoo: Roy Marten Reserve

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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

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Reserve St.
Massive boomerang-shaped dog park with inner biodiversity area (essentially creating two spaces). Two car parks either via Adams Rd or Reserve St and adjacent BBQ and playground.


Two Wells Dog Park

Two Wells dog parkWells Dog Park
Next to the CFS shed on Wells Rd a short walk from the main street.
A single park with shelter, grassed area and good scrubby edge for dogs that like to explore.


Upper Sturt Dog Park

hills dog park
This frankly looks like a set of disused bitumen tennis courts but good on the council for being creative. No grass or dirt, but it’s a small enclosed area if you need it.

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