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Dog Council Parks & Walking Trails in Adelaide

South Australian councils play an important role in supporting dog owners to be active and social, by maintaining infrastructure such as footpaths, walking trails, parks and gardens, and dedicated dog parks.

Councils provide a number of programs, services and facilities to encourage responsible pet ownership including dog obedience, owner education, discounted microchipping services, waste disposal bags, dedicated animal management officers and dedicated dog parks where dogs can play supervised off-leash.

Council’s manage Dogs and Cats Online for their communities to better manage dog and cat registrations, microchip, desexing and breeder information. Dogs and Cats Online is funded by council registration fees.

With Dogs and Cats Online, councils are able to identify lost animals to reunite them with their owners much quicker. SA councils return thousands of animals to relieved owners and families each year.

Councils also investigate aggressive or antisocial behaviour by pets, and can take action when needed to keep communities safe.

Councils are also responsible for the construction and maintenance of hundreds of footpaths and many walking trails, and help keep these areas accessible and safe.

Councils provide and maintain many parks, gardens, reserves and open spaces in local areas to provide ways for communities to be active and connected.

REGISTER YOUR DOG ONLINE BY 31 AUGUST 2021.

Dogs and Cats Online is a statewide register of all dogs and cats that have been registered in South Australia.

You can search for registered breeders, pay your annual registration fee and update the details of your pet dog or cat.

Registering your pet allows members of the public to search for dogs and cats they’ve found wandering without an owner. If the owner has posted a LOST notice on their dog or cat’s profile, you may be able to contact the owner directly. Otherwise, the Council’s contact details will be provided.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR DOG OR CAT ONLINE

Dog Registration

Find a list of Adelaide’s Top Dog Parks and Walking Trails below:

Top Dog Parks 

Adelaide Hills Council

Wright Road Dog Park

​Wright Road Dog Park (Evelyn Halliday Reserve) has over two acres of fenced, off-leash space, a separate puppy/small dog area, dog agility equipment, a water play area and off-street car parking.

18 Wright Road, Stirling 

Balhannah Dog Park

Balhannah dog park has a fully off-leash area filled with oak trees, a winter creek and well-defined walking paths while offering wide open spaces for dogs.

River St, Balhannah

Balhannah Dog Park

City of Adelaide

Pityarilla Dog Park

This fenced dog park in Pelzer Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub has natural obstacles for dogs such as logs, rocks and grassy areas, a water play feature for dogs, shelter, seating and two separate sections for small and large dogs.

Southern Adelaide Park Lands. Entrance off the northern end of Glen Osmond Road

Bragg Park/ Ngampa Yarta – North Adelaide Dog Park

This park is fully fenced with a section for smaller dogs and puppies and a second section for all dogs. There are doggy tunnels, sheltered seating areas and lighting from dusk until 10pm. 

Northern Adelaide Park Lands, entrance off Robe Terrace – near the corner of Main North Road

City of Burnside

Conyngham Street Dog Park

Large fenced off grassy area with shelter, poop bags provided and water station for dogs of all sizes.

Conyngham Rd, Glenside

City of Campbelltown

Four Paws Park

Set near a creek in Dennis Morrissey Park Four Paws Park is offers a fenced dog park with a variety of dog exercise equipment, a dog drinking fountain and benches for seating.

Outside of the fenced dog park is an additional area with picnic and playground facilities, toilets, walking trails and off-street parking off St Bernards Road.

Corner Montacute & St Bernards Roads, Hectorville

City of Charles Sturt

Albert Greenshields Dog Park 

This dog park has toilets, off-street parking and two separate dog areas.

Greenshields Place, Brompton 

Tedder Reserve Pooch Park

This reserve has an enclosed dog exercise area, water fountains, benches, agility equipment gazebo, toilets and car parking.

There are also BBQ facilities, a playground and picnic area.

Findon Road, Flinders Park 

Woodville West Dog Scentsory Garden

A small, fully-enclosed off lead area, ideal for dogs one or two dogs at a time to sniff and explore to t. This space is a wonderful resource for well-behaved, friendly dogs that prefer to avoid larger dog parks.

Todville Street, Woodville

City of Marion

Reserve Street Reserve

Reserve Street Reserve in Trott Park features a large dedicated dog park with biodiversity area, playground, picnic area with BBQ and shelter, 3 on 3 Basketball and a grassed kickabout area.

Adams Rd, Trott Park

Hazelmere Road Reserve

This newly upgraded reserve has separate fenced areas for all dogs and small dogs, drink fountains with dog bowls. There are also walking paths, landscaping, and seating.

There are also playground facilities, grassy areas for sport, picnic tables, toilets, basketball, netball and tennis courts.

Hazelmere Rd, Glengowrie

City of Mitcham

CC Hood Reserve Dedicated Dog Park

This fully enclosed dog park is located at the northern portion of CC Hood Reserve and has shelters, bench seating, water dispensers, rubbish bins, poo bag dispensers and play equipment for dogs including rails, posts and pipes.

Eliza Place, Panorama

City of Onkaparinga

Dinton Farm

The dog park includes a drinking fountain with dog bowl, perimeter fencing with plantings, new trees, and a lawn area with large shade trees.

There is also a new playground, picnic area, seating and shelter.

Melsetter Road, Huntfield Heights 

Minkarra Park

Minkarra Park has a fenced dog park, with a dog agility course, seating and sheltered areas.

There is also a skate park, playground, outdoor exercise equipment, walking trails, toilets and water fountain 

Manning Road, Flagstaff Hill

Symonds Reserve

This reserve provides a large open space, fully-fenced dog park, play equipment, exercise stations, walking trail, bmx track and skateboard facilities.

Stewart Ave, Aldinga (located on grounds adjoining Aldinga Community Centre)

City of Playford

Jo Gapper Dog Park

This park features a fully-fenced, 288 square metre dog park including two separate areas, one for small dogs (limited to dogs 14kg and under) and the other for all dogs. There is also a range of dog agility equipment including tug-of-war, logs, expansive open spaces including earth mounds and tunnels, dual-use water fountains for humans and canines, shelter and seating. Puppies under the age of six months are not permitted.

The park also has a children’s playground, sporting facilities, including football oval, basketball and tennis courts, walking trail and lookout.

Blackburn Road, Hillbank 

Stebonheath Dog Park

This Fully fenced dog park has a grassed play area, gravel paths, park benches, shelter and toilets. 

Stebonheath Park is nearby and home to 3.6 hectares of wetland, boardwalks and bridges plus playgrounds and the Smith Creek Trail.

Western end of Davoren Road, Andrews Farm

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Jack Watkins Reserve Dog Park

This fenced dog park has been designed to provide an interesting recreational environment for both dogs and owners as well as opportunities for rest and watering.

Churchill Rd, Kilburn

L.J. Lewis Reserve Dog Park

This park has three separate enclosed areas, one for big dogs, one for small dogs and an area for individual dogs plus a sand pit.

There is also a lake, grassy areas, playground and BBQ.

Stirling St, Northfield

Roy Marten Park

The park has two separate fenced off areas – one designed for large dogs and the other for smaller dogs, plus a doggy water fountain.

Roy Marten Playground is also located here’s a sand digging area, Hills, Bushes and rocks all here for the dogs. and rubber mounds.

22 Wandana Tce, Taperoo

City of Prospect

Broadview Dog Park

Enclosed dog park with dog tunnels and grassy areas. 

46 McInnes Ave, Broadview

Jack Watkins Reserve Dog Park

Two individual fenced parks, for small and large dogs, dog water drinking bowls, shade and car parking.

There is also a playgrounds, basketball court, BBQ, picnic table, exercise equipment and toilets.

City of Salisbury

Baltimore Dog Friendly Park 

Baltimore Dog Friendly Park is situated in Baltimore Reserve and is a fully-fenced facility featuring naturally undulating land with trails and scattered with benches, wooden steps, jumps, large pipe tunnels and drinking troughs.

There is also a playing field with soccer goals that sits alongside a large hard court strip with a basketball court. 

55 Oleander Drive, Parafield Gardens

Bolivar Road Reserve Dog Park

The Bolivar Road Reserve Dog Park is located near the Woodlands estate and is a fully enclosed space with concrete tunnels, wooden posts, steps and jump obstacles. Bins are provided, as are opportunities for rest and watering.

Bolivar Road, Paralowie 

Happy Home Reserve

Dogs will enjoy the hills, slides and running in the tunnels of the dog park. 

There is also a circuit walk, junior playground, large grassy area with shady spots, BBQ, fitness equipment, sports facilities and a tennis court. 

Between Waterloo Corner Road and Salisbury Highway, Salisbury North

Jenkins Reserve

Close to the city centre and other recreational reserves along the Little Para River,

Jenkins Reserve offers a fully enclosed dog-friendly play park with jumps, steps, tunnels, slippery dip and drinking trough with pergola. Shaded seating is provided for dog owners.

A walking bridge across the river gives access from both sides of the reserve while a quick trip down the Little Para Walking Trail will lead to the Harry Bowey reserve. Here you will find playgrounds, sporting activities and barbeque needs.

Saints Road, Salisbury Park

Unity Park

Unity Park has a fully enclosed dog park.

There is also a skate park, BMX facility, playground, walk/bike trails, fitness station and wetland located here. 

South Terrace, Pooraka

City of Tea Tree Gully

Ashley Avenue Dog Park

This is a popular dog exercise area set within a scenic reserve with creek and walking trail. Dog obstacles within the park are suitable for novice through to advanced dogs.

Ashley Ave, Ridgehaven

Bentley Reserve Dog Playground

This fully fenced pet playground has a separate area for small and large breeds of dogs plus dog obstacles such as jumps, logs, tunnel, slide and lots of open space for dogs to run free and socialise with other dogs and their owners.

Features including shelters, seating, footpaths, dual-use drinking fountains.

Gentilly Street, Holden Hill 

Golden Grove Dog Park

This pet park is a fully fenced area specifically for dog exercise. It has dog obstacles designed to accomodate novice through to advanced dogs.

Features include shade, seating, drinking water for dogs, poop bags and bins.

Bicentennial Drive, Golden Grove

City of West Torrens

West Torrens Dog Park

Located along the Westside Bikeway near Moss Avenue Marleston, this dog park includes a separate space for smaller dogs, a wash-down area, lawn and paved area.

Moss Ave, Marleston

Pooch Park

Pooch Park is a fully fenced dog park where your dog can exercise off leash. It has agility equipment, tidy bag dispenser and waste bins for disposal of dog droppings, water fountains for both people and dogs, benches, table, gazebo, toilets and car parking.

Pooch Park is located on the River Torrens Linear Park adjacent to Findon Road, Flinders Park in the area known as Tedder Reserve.

Top Walking Trails 

You can walk your dog in all of the parks below if your dog remains under your control and on a lead.

Anstey Hill Recreation Park | Perseverance Rd, Tea Tree Gully 

Belair National Park | Upper Sturt Rd &, Queens Jubilee Dr, Belair

Blackwood Forest Recreation Park | Turners Ave, Hawthorndene

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park |  Corner of Bridge and Smith Roads, Salisbury East

Craigburn Farm Trails | Craigburn Rd, Blackwood 

Marino Conservation Park – Botanical Trail | Nimboya Road, Marino

Morialta Conservation Park | Morialta Falls Rd, Woodforde

O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park (part of Glenthorne National Park- Ityamaiitpinna Yarta) | Majors Road, Seaview Downs

River Torrens Linear Trail 

Shepherd’s Hill Conservation Park | Ayliffes Rd, St Marys 

Woorabinda Bushland Reserve | Woorabinda Dr, Stirling  

SA councils, for the walks, parks and barks!

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