Best Dog Parks in Adelaide

Best dog parks near Adelaide we love


North Adelaide Dog Park

Located close to the city in North Adelaide, this dog park is very popular and one of the parks with the most dogs. You can often meet other dog owners and their furry friends here, especially before sunset. The park is spacious and divided into two areas: one for dogs weighing 14 kilograms and under, and the other with no weight restrictions. It provides free poop bags and trash bins and offers various play equipment for dogs. The park is also user-friendly for owners, with benches for sitting. Parking is usually not too difficult, and you can often find a spot on Lefevre Rd near the entrance.


Jo Gapper Dog Park

Located near Elizabeth, this dog park might be a bit far for some, but it’s a great choice if you want to bring friends or family with kids. It’s situated within Jo Gapper Park, where you can also have a picnic, use barbecue facilities, and enjoy a children’s playground. However, keep in mind that off-leash activities are only allowed within the designated dog park area. Like others, this park is divided into two sections and provides benches, poop bags, and trash bins.


Tedder Reserve Pooch Park

Located to the west of Adelaide, about a ten-minute drive from the city, you can park on Findon Rd. Similar to Jo Gapper, it has picnic areas, barbecue facilities, and a children’s playground, but it may not offer as good an experience as the previous one in terms of dog amenities. Nonetheless, the park provides dog play equipment, benches, poop bags, and trash bins.


West Torrens Dog Park

Another western dog park, but closer, with around a six-minute drive to the city. Divided into two areas, it has the advantage of a cleaning station where you can rinse off your dog’s paws before heading home.


Hazelmere Road Reserve

Located to the southwest, similar to Jo Gapper and Tedder Reserve, it’s a place suitable for gatherings. It has picnic areas, barbecue facilities, and a dedicated dog park area. In 2019, it was upgraded and redesigned, including the addition of an area for dogs weighing 15 kilograms and under.


Four Paws Park

Situated in the northeast, in Hectorville within Denis Morrissey Park, this dog park offers unique natural scenery. As you enter from St. Bernards Rd, you’ll find parking spaces. Inside the park, there are plenty of large trees and benches. Before entering the dog park, you can take your dog for a walk on a leash within the park’s surroundings.

When heading to the beach with your furry friend, don’t forget to pack the essentials. To ensure a comfortable day out in the sun, bring along plenty of water and a collapsible bowl for your dog to drink from. Sunscreen specially formulated for dogs is also important if your dog has short hair or sensitive skin. 

Additionally, consider bringing a portable shade tent or beach umbrella to provide some relief from the sun’s heat. And of course, always remember to bring poop bags and dispose of them properly to keep the beach clean for everyone’s enjoyment.

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