Updated April 16, 2021
If you plan a driving holiday in SA, it is good to know where you can let your dog out for a run. The good news is that most towns, even small ones, now have a fenced off-leash area.
The Google map allows you to see where they are and after that is a list with each dog park address. Unlike our list of Adelaide suburban dog parks, we have not visited them all so in some cases we are relying on information from dog owners and local councils.
Please note: we’ve only included parks that we believe to be fully fenced and not shared with other users. If you know of more, or want to make a comment about any on our list, please, please do below!
Dog Parks in Regional SA
Berri: Off Leash Dog Park
Within Colin Jennings Apex Park, enter off Old Sturt Hwy opposite Lean St.
Dog Park, Smelts Rd, Burra North.
Two enormous enclosures overlooking the town with good gates, fences, shade and water. Not watered so quite dry with some grass seeds in Summer-Autumn.
Pioneer Park, Pioneer Ave.
Smallish single park just north of the main street.
Dog Exercise Area, Dukes Hwy. Small single park. Believe it or not, this was the first South Australian dog park, opening in 1995!
A little hard to find as its main access is on the other side of the railway line. You get to it from the Duke’s by crossing a walkway opposite Morton St or driving around.
Duncan Park Off-Leash Dog Park. Cameron Terrace. 2 separate large areas with double gates, water, bin, poo bags. Obstacle course in one. Bench seat in each. Lawned but each with a scrubby treed area along one side.
Thanks to Tania for this information.
Kadina Dog Park
cnr Doswell & East Terrace.
Small, single park with bark chips and small grassed area plus agility equipment, water.
Thanks to Judy for this information.
Loxton Off Leash Dog Park
136 Bookpurnong Road (adjacent Loxton Tennis Club)
Mannum Enclosed Off Leash Park
Mannum Oval, North Tce. Between the football oval and netball/tennis courts.
Meningie Dog Park
Meningie Community Sports Ground, Narrung Road
Single park with water, shelter, seating and dog exercise equipment.
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; separate small dog area also good sized, mostly grass.
Hastings Cunningham Reserve Dog Park, Shepherdson Rd.
Huge double dog park separated into small and large dog areas. Many amusements and obstacles plus water and shade.
Murray Bridge has several off-leash areas, but does not appear to have a designated ‘dog park’ as such. The closest in function seems to be Kuchel Park, at Lot 524 Lachlan Avenue.
Market Square Dog Park, MacDonnell Street, Naracoorte
A medium-sized single dog park. Gates don’t have automatic latches so care needed when closing.
Nuriootpa Dog Park
Penrice Road, in the linear park opposite the school sports field.
Dog Park, Telford Ave (Main St). Western end of town, just past Steamtown on the opposite side of the road (next to the Nissen Hut).
A medium-sized single park with dry ground at the front and a beautifully maintained grass area, plus picnic table.
Single bone shaped large grassed area bordered by a path and sand. Located on the southern edge of town past the caravan park between the Spencer Highway and the coast. Easy access to a quiet beach.
Thanks to Lorna for this information.
Dog Park, Kurramin Ct (Waterport Heritage Reserve). Greyhounds are being allowed to exercise off leash here between 9 and 11am every second Sunday (the park is closed to other dogs at this time). Check the Alexandrina website for more info and see also West Torrens.
Quorn Dog Park
Corner of East Terrace and First Street. Jumps, slides and other acitivites for dogs.
Off Leash Dog Park, cnr Seventeenth & Paringa St.
A large single park with shade trees and tunnels.
Rogers Park, North Terrace/Railway Tce.
Fairly small single park, recently upgraded, and a welcome respite on the way.
Dog Exercise Area, Dukes Hwy
Single dog park right on the Dukes Highway opposite Gully Street.
Truro Enclosed Off Leash Park
Pioneer Park, Moorundie Street.
cnr of George Main Rd and Oval Park Rd. Small and large dog exercise areas.
Waikerie Off Leash Dog Park
Sichler Street (opposite the Waikerie Bowling Club)
Wallaroo Dog Park
Medium sized single park, no grass in 2021
Thanks to Judy for this information.
Whyalla Dog Park, Searle St. Large single enclosed area to run.
That’s it, so far. Keep me updated!
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By Andrew Spanner BVSc(Hons) MVetStud, a vet in Adelaide, Australia. These articles are from a series regularly posted on email and Twitter. Subscribe via email here to never miss a story!