Welcome to our guide to the best places for dogs in or near Prospect, Adelaide. There are many parks designated by the council as off-leash (see below) and the parklands are close by.
Dog Parks in the Region
North Adelaide Dog Park
Located in the parklands between North Adelaide and Robe Terrace, it is bounded by Lefevre, Medindie and Main North Roads. It has two fenced areas for both small and large dogs, a good community of responsible dog owners and amenities like shelters, dual use water fountains, bins, seating etc. 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. See the dark green areas in this map.
Visit this page to discover more Adelaide dog parks and how they differ from other off-leash areas.
Sam Johnson Reserve Puppy Park
Located at Bolingbroke Avenue, Renown Park, this park has been recently built by the City of Charles Sturt. The Puppy Park welcomes all puppies under 12 months and the surrounding reserve provides a large area for older dogs to enjoy.
Doggie Land, Ridleyton
Adelaide’s newest dog park is close by at Albert Greenshields Reserve on Torrens Road. While not as large as North Adelaide Dog Park, it is well-designed and has a separate area for older or shyer dogs. Access is via Blight Street or Greenshields Place.
Local Off-leash areas
Look how many there are! Walkerville Council please take note. Dogs can be exercised off-leash between the times of 5.00 am – 8.00 am and 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm at the following locations:
Percy Street Reserve – 65 Percy Street, Prospect
Memorial Gardens – 1 Menzies Crescent, Prospect. This is at the back of Prospect Oval, access via Flora Terrace. It is a lovely shared use area and is a long way from busy roads, though is unfenced. See photo to right.
St Helens Park – 39 Prospect Road, Prospect. This one caters for a large community of dog owners who meet after 5 to let their (mostly large) dogs have a gambol together. The park is unfenced but the dog play area is set well-back from Prospect Road. Access is via Koonga Avenue.
Prospect Estate – 286 Prospect Road, Prospect
Irish Harp Reserve – 350 Regency Road, Prospect
Cane Oval/Parndo Yerta – 104-120 Churchill Road, Prospect
Adelaide Dog Parks
Hours can be spent (or lost) walking along Prospect Road and in the adjacent streets. The street has recently had a major facelift and has become much more pedestrian-friendly.
Featured Pet-friendly Venue
It is impossible to choose just one from Prospect. Muratti Cakes and Gateaux are famous for their spectacular products and also do tea and coffee. In the same block just to the north is Cibo Espresso, with seating in a leafy car-free side street. New cafes pop up frequently: tell us your favourite!
Where To Buy Dog Bones
1/60-64 Prospect Road
The Meat Hook (butcher)
Northpark Shopping Centre, Main North Rd, Prospect.
Murray Valley Beef (butcher)
400 Churchill Rd, Kilburn.
See our full list of where to buy bones in Adelaide here.
Dog Registration and local councils
Prospect is part of the City of Prospect www.prospect.sa.gov.au. Prospect vet care is provided at Walkerville Vet. We are located in a heritage home and offers the benefit of a highly equipped hospital in a community-focused environment.
To get to us, you can travel down Prospect Road or Main North Road, turn left on Fitzroy Terrace and head to North East Road via Nottage Terrace. A quicker way is straight through the back streets of Prospect and Nailsworth but you won’t get the benefit of traffic lights.