Welcome to our guide to the best places for dogs in or near Royston Park, Adelaide. Dogs can choose from amenities in St Peters/Joslin, the River Torrens and Marden.
Dog Parks in the Region
Four Paws 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
This is the closest dog park and is found next to Broadview oval on McInnes Avenue, Broadview. This dog park is fully fenced and has basic obstacles such as jumps, logs, tunnel. Shelters, seating, footpaths, double gates are provided.
North Adelaide Dog Park
This park may be a little harder to get to but it is one of the best and worth the trip. There are two separately fenced and double-gated parks for small and large dogs plus all the amenities one could need except perhaps a toilet nearby. The adjacent parks allow off leash activity but are unfenced.
Visit this page to discover more Adelaide dog parks and how they differ from other off-leash areas.
Local Off-leash areas
Buik Crescent Reserve: Buik Crescent, Marden (see photo). A large unfenced park with minimal amenities. It can be used at all times.
Hannaford Reserve: Close by on Winchester Street and Seventh Avenue, St Peters. This is a fenced park with seating, fenced playground equipment, doggy bags, bins and a cricket pitch. The gates can be a problem as they often do not close if not carefully shut. There is a strong group of regular attendees who maintain a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
St Peters River Park: 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
River Torrens Linear Park
The whole linear park offers superb dog walking in a well-maintained and attractive natural environment. (See photo)
Strictly speaking this is a leashed area but it does join up with the off-leash areas at Felixstow Reserve, Drage Reserve (Felixtow), LG Perriam Memorial Oval (St Peters River Park).
Watch out for bicycles!
Featured Pet-friendly Venue
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
In the evening, Cafe Allegria on the corner of Payneham Road and Salisbury Avenue serves good Italian food, gelato and coffee. There is also outside seating.
Where To Buy Dog 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)
https://www.facebook.com/petcafecampbelltown 617-621 Lower North East Rd
See our full list of where to buy bones in Adelaide here.
Dog Registration and local councils
Royston Park is part do the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters www.npsp.sa.gov.au. Royston Park vet care is available at Walkerville Vet.
To get to us, drive through Marden to Lower Portrush Road and turn left, continuing up to North East Road. From here you can either go left past us and make a U-turn or go straight on and around the block via Collingrove and Galway Avenues. Getting back is even easier.