Welcome to our guide to the best places for dogs in or near Hackney, Adelaide. Hackney is a suburb with great options for dog exercise.

Dog Parks in the Region

North Adelaide Dog Park
north adelaide dog park
Around the northern side of North Adelaide located in the parklands between North Adelaide and Robe Terrace, is a large and well-designed dog park. The fenced area is within a park bounded by Lefevre, Medindie and Main North Roads. It has two fenced areas: one for for small dogs and puppies, and another for large dogs. The park has quickly become very popular among our clients. The two adjacent parks called Kangattilla and Kandarilla permit off-leash exercise but these areas are unfenced.

Victoria Park

The East Parklands is another excellent choice, with its large area well away from the road. Dog water and bins are provided along the path on the western side. For both areas see https://adelaideparklands.com.au/common/pl/files/dogs_in_the_park_lands_brochure.pdf

Visit this page to discover more Adelaide dog parks and how they differ from other off-leash areas.

Local Off-leash areas

The nearest off leash area would be the oval adjacent the billabong in St Peters River Park. Access is via the south side of the linear park path or Goss Court (St Peters) if going by car. The area is huge and well separated from roads, and has toilets, barbecues, shelters, water etc. Doggy bags are located at the entrances. Perhaps the only problem with the area may be preventing your dog straying onto the bike path.

Dog owners usually meet here from 5:30pm to let their dogs play.

Adelaide Dog Parks

Click here for a map and guide to all the designated, enclosed dog parks elsewhere in Adelaide

Recommended walks

Hackney is blessed with easy access to the River Torrens Linear Park, so a walk here is one of the nicest in Adelaide. However, just strolling the streets of this interesting suburb or passing through Peters College is an escape in itself. Otherwise you can cross Hackney Road into Botanic Park for a picnic.

Featured Pet-friendly Venue

College park cafe
Just over the border of Hackney is The Fix, a cafe on the corner of Harrow and Richmond Roads only a short walk from the Torrens path.

There’s a playground on the opposite corner, and they have a water bowl out for dogs.

Where To Buy Dog Bones

walkerville meat store

SA Gourmet Meats

Walkerville Terrace Shopping Centre, 104 Walkerville Terrace

north adelaide butcher
Palmdale Village Meat, Poultry & Seafood

North Adelaide Village, O’Connell St

See our full list of where to buy bones in Adelaide here.

Dog Registration and local councils

Hackney is part of the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters www.npsp.sa.gov.au. Hackney vet care is conveniently located at Walkerville Vet. Simply travel north on Hackney Road and keep straight onto North East Road. We are on the left several streets after the ABC building.

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