Adelaide dog parks

The Adelaide Park Lands are home to many places where dogs can exercise and play, either on or off the lead.

Exercising, socialising and having fun are all important aspects of a dog’s life. There are numerous health benefits for the owner too! Ask any dog owner and they will tell you that they feel refreshed and energised after spending quality time outdoors with their pet.

With an abundance of green open spaces and off leash areas, the Adelaide Park Lands offer a variety of places for your pooch to play.

North Adelaide Dog Park

This fully fenced dog park on Robe Terrace is suitable for all dogs. It has a section for smaller dogs and puppies, with an open section for all dogs that enjoy running freely.

Your dog will love running through the doggy tunnels. You can rest under the shade or at the sheltered seating areas, whilst they play and socialise.

For your convenience, lighting has been installed in the small dog park, available from dusk until 10pm every day. For an additional 30 minutes of light after 10pm, push the button at the entrance of the park. When the 30-minute period is about to end, the lights will flicker as a warning, then turn off unless the button is pressed again. Don’t panic, there’s an additional button within the park, so that you don’t have to return to the entrance.

Did you know? The North Adelaide Dog Park was named ‘Best Park’ at the Parks and Leisure Awards in 2013.

Pelzer Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub

With sections for both small and large dogs, the dog park in Pelzer Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub includes natural obstacles such as logs, rocks and turfed areas for plenty of furbaby fun.

Located in the southern Park Lands adjacent to Greenhill Road, the park features a water play feature for dogs, with plenty of shelter and seating for dog owners.

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi

With its wide-open spaces, extensive trails and varied terrain, Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi is an ideal exercise and fitness space for both you and your dog.

Even the most hyperactive dogs will get a good workout on the trails. Add variety to your exercise regime and take a brisk walk towards the fitness stations. While your dog explores, you can try the free fitness machines or stretch on the support bars.

Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra

Located close to South Terrace, you can bring a frisbee or tennis ball to this park and challenge your pet with a fun play session. Invite friends to join you then wind down later at the nearby Lundie Gardens for a barbeque.

Ellis Park / Tampawardli

Situated near Adelaide High School, and with plenty of off-street parking at nearby West Terrace, this off-leash area combines pooch time with the opportunity to enjoy sporting activities with the whole family.

Meet here after school or during working hours and let your dog run free while the kids enjoy a game of football or cricket at the oval, or a game of tennis, netball or basketball at the courts.

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli

Located on the north-western edge of the city and with fantastic facilities nearby, this off-leash area is great for the whole family, two-legged and four. Extend your visits on sunny days by packing a picnic basket and indulging in fun down time with family and friends.

Rules for dog park use

Adhering to the following rules and guidelines when your dog is in public, and at the North Adelaide Dog Park and Pelzer Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub, ensures a pleasant experience for everyone.

  • Ensure your dog is under effective control at all times
  • Pick up after your dog
  • Remove your dog if it is a nuisance to other park users
  • Dogs must be registered, vaccinated and wear a visible Dog Registration Disc
  • Children must be supervised at all times
  • Small dog parks are limited to dogs 14kg and under
  • Puppies under the age of six months are not permitted at the North Adelaide Dog Park. This rule applies to puppies under the age of four months at Pelzer Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub
  • Food, alcohol, bicycles and sports activities are not permitted in the dog parks.

What are you waiting for, lace up your sneakers and go for a run with Rover!

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