Adelaide Dog Parks

Adelaide Dog Parks

Exercising, socialising and having fun are all important aspects of a dog’s life. The Adelaide Park Lands are home to many places where dogs can exercise and play, either on or off the lead.

There are numerous health benefits associated with regular dog walking. Ask any dog owner and they will tell you that they feel refreshed, energised and exhilarated after spending quality time outdoors with their pet. With an abundance of green open spaces and off leash areas, the Park Lands are home to the following dog parks and places.

Dog parks

North Adelaide Dog Park

This fully fenced dog park is suitable for all dogs, with a section for smaller dogs and puppies, as well as an open section for all dogs that enjoy running freely. Stimulate your dog’s play time by taking them through the doggy tunnels, then have a rest under the shade or at the sheltered seating areas, whilst they run and socialise!

For evening strolls, lighting has been installed in the small dog park which is available from dusk until 10pm every day. To operate lighting after 10pm push the button at the entrance of the park for an additional 30 minutes of light. As a warning that the 30 minute period is about to run out, the lights will flicker then turn off unless the button is pressed again. There is an additional button within the park so that you don’t have to return to the park entrance.

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

Rules for dog park use

Please ensure you adhere to the following rules and guidelines while visiting both the North Adelaide Dog Park and Pelzer Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub.

  • Pick up after your dog
  • Ensure your dog is under effective control at all times
  • Remove your dog if it is a nuisance to other park users
  • 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
  • Dogs must be registered, vaccinated and wearing a visible Dog Registration Disc
  • Children must be supervised at all times
  • Food, alcohol, bicycles and sports activities are not permitted.

Dog friendly parks

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi

An ideal space for both you and your dog to concentrate on exercise and fitness. Lace up your sneakers and go for a run with your pup; even the most hyperactive dogs will get a good workout on the trails at Victoria Park. Add variety to your exercise regime and take a brisk walk towards the fitness stations. While your dog explores, try the free fitness machines or have a 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 and later wind down nearby at Lundie Gardens for a barbeque!

Off leash areas

Ellis Park / Tampawardli

With plenty of off-street parking at nearby West Terrace, this park is easily accessible for people located west of the city. Situated near Adelaide High School, this off-leash area combines pooch time and 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

With fantastic facilities nearby, this off-leash area is great for the whole family. Extend your visits on sunny days by packing a picnic basket and indulging in fun down time with family and friends.

Not sure where these locations are? Find them here on Our Parks pages.