Welcome to our guide to the best places for dogs in or near Marden, Adelaide. Marden dogs are lucky to have its excellent river park frontage.

Dog Parks in the Region

Four Paws Park

hectorville dog park
Denis Morrissey Park, cnr Montacute & St Bernards Roads (behind the petrol station), Hectorville. Entry to the car park is off St Bernards Road.

The Dog Park is equipped with a variety of dog exercise equipment, a dog drinking fountain and benches for seating and the surrounding landscape of fourth creek is part of its appeal. There are also public toilets and a children’s playground.

Broadview Dog Park

broadview dog park
Broadview dog park

Next to Broadview oval – McInnes Avenue, Broadview. This dog park is fully fenced and has basic obstacles such as jumps, logs, tunnel, shelters, seating, footpaths, double gates.

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

Local Off-leash areas

unfenced park in Buik Crescent
Buik Crescent Reserve: Buik Crescent, Marden. A large unfenced park with minimal amenities. Conditions of use: All times

Felixstow Reserve: Langman Grove, Felixstow and Drage Reserve: Riverside Drive, Felixstow. The off-leash times for both parks found upstream of the O.G. Road bridge are: Summer: From the commencement of daylight saving to the conclusion of daylight saving. Every day between the hours of 7pm and 10am. Winter: From the conclusion of daylight saving to the commencement of daylight saving. Every day between the hours of 5pm and 10am.

Adelaide Dog Parks

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

Recommended walks

River Torrens Linear Park: The whole linear park offers superb dog walking in a well-maintained and attractive natural environment. Strictly speaking this is a leashed area but it does join up with the off-leash areas at Felixstow Reserve, Drage Reserve (Felixstow), LG Perriam Memorial Oval (St Peters River Park) (see details above). Watch out for bicycles!

Featured Pet-friendly Venue

Royston Park Cafe's outdoor seating dog bowls
The Royston Park Cafe at 59a Battams Rd Royston Park is a remarkable find in the backstreets close by. It has outdoor seating with dog bowls and an interesting menu. Nice coffee too. Opening hours Wed – Sun: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where To Buy Dog Bones

Avenues butcher bones
Avenues Butcher (Bruce’s Meat) uncut bones

Bruce’s Meat (butcher)

The Avenues Shopping Centre, Ann Street, Stepney

Also Coles Supermarket

Campbelltown Centre Meat (butcher)

Campbelltown Shopping Centre, 610 Lower N E Rd

Pet Cafe Campbelltown (frozen marrowbones)

617-621 Lower North East Rd

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

Dog Registration and local councils

Marden is part do the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Marden vet care is available at Walkerville Vet.

Marden is quite close in travel time to Walkerville Veterinary Surgery thanks to the Lower Portrush Road bridge over the River Torrens. Once you arrive at North East Road, there are two choices. You can continue straight ahead onto Hampstead Road, and turn left on Collingrove Avenue and turn left at the Galway Terrace roundabout and left again at North East Road, thus going around the block. Alternatively you can turn left at North East Road and proceed straight on until you can get a U-turn. This is hard in peak conditions but quicker at other times.

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