Here’s our list of all the fully fenced off leash dog parks in Adelaide last updated 2019. 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
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
Findon Rd & Belgrave Ave.
Single dog park adjacent the River Torrens Linear Park.
Gawler: Clonlea Reserve Dog Park
Gawler Council have built a dog park at Clonlea reserve north of the helicopter landing area (pictured). It has separate fenced off areas for small & large dogs. Given the isolated location, lighting would be a simple improvement.
Glenside: Conyngham Street Dog Park
Large single open grassed area with muddy patches in winter.
Was upgraded in 2016.
Golden Grove Dog Park
Unusual linear layout like a walking circuit (most do it clockwise). The entrance & exit are side by side.
Hectorville: Four Paws 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
Small & large dog areas
Lovely setting adjacent an open wooded hillside.
Holden Hill: Bentley Reserve Dog Park
Huge large dog area with central mound.
Separate area for small dogs.
Huntfield Heights: Dinton Farm Reserve Dog Park
cnr Melsetter Road & Main South Rd.
Single dog park with drinking water, plantings, and a lawn area with shade trees.
Kilburn: Jack Watkins Reserve
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
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
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
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
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
Grand Junction Rd.
Nice quiet location.
Has a separate area for boisterous dogs.
Panorama: CC Hood Reserve
Access from Eliza Place
Large dog park in the middle of CC Hood reserve.
Good local amenities.
Para Hills West: The Paddocks Reserve
Single medium sized park close to Maxwell Rd.
Plus adjacent woodland & wetland where dogs can be walked on-leash.
Parafield Gardens: Baltimore Reserve
Single park attractively well vegetated with native trees and shrubs.
Adjacent sports oval.
Para Vista: Golding Oval
cnr Redhill Rd & Kalina Ave.
Good sized dog park with two separate areas, presumably for small & large dogs. Adjacent sports oval.
Paralowie Dog Park
Kingswood Crescent Reserve.
Medium sized single dog park.
access either via Bolivar Rd or Caulfield Crescent.
Pooraka: Unity Park
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
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.
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
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
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
Saints Rd. Two separate areas in a secluded setting generally closed at sunset.
Large reserve with parking adjacent good walks along the Little Para.
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.
Stirling: Wright Road Dog Park
A very small area for puppies plus a large dog area big enough to go for a decent walk. Very pleasant location.
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
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
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
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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By Andrew Spanner BVSc(Hons) MVetStud, a vet in Adelaide, Australia. These blogs are from a series regularly posted on Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe via email here to never miss a story!
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