Brisbane is a dog-loving city with lots of spots to let you dog run free and socialise in a safe environment. With over 150 off-leash dog areas in and around the city, your pup is spoilt for choice. To help you plan your next outing, we’ve put together a list of the best dog parks based on:
📍 The location and surroundings
🐾 The experience as voted by fellow pawrents
So, settle in with your pooch and start planning your weekend at one of the dog parks below!
If it’s your first time visiting a dog park, check out our off-leash dog-park etiquette checklist.
The best dog parks in Inner Brisbane
In the heart of the city, you can find some lush green spaces for your pup to enjoy – here are our top picks for dog parks in inner-Brisbane.
#1. Powerhouse Park, New Farm
📍 This well-loved park is located adjacent to the Brisbane Powerhouse, the river and Cutters landing boardwalk. The dog-friendly bistro Mary Mae’s is nearby to grab a coffee in the morning or an afternoon cocktail before or after your walk.
🐾 Pawrents love this space for its shade and well-kept grounds. It’s a well-used dog park with many places to sit, so we recommend packing a picnic to enjoy on the grassed area next to the dog park while watching your pup have fun. The area is fully fenced and has a small, separate dog area.
#2. Milton Dog Park, Milton
📍 Milton Dog Park is a great off-leash space right in the heart of Milton with plenty of well-maintained grassy areas. While it’s not the biggest dog park, there is still enough room for your pup to enjoy.
🐾 It’s a well-used and social park where you can meet and socialise with, particularly on weekends, a variety of dogs and owners. The Park has two separate areas for big dogs and small dogs, both fully fenced, and a kid’s playground, so all family members are kept entertained.
#3. Anzac Park – Dog Park
📍 Hidden away at the end of Wool St at the back of Anzac Park, you’ll find a spacious off-leash fenced area, surrounded by nature trails.
🐾 There is a separate area for small dogs and for those that fancy a challenge, you’ll also find dog agility equipment.
#4. Victoria Park Off-Leash Dog Park
📍 This off-leash park is tucked behind the Centenary Pool complex. The area is quite hilly and has many surrounding walks through Victoria Park, so if you’re looking for a good workout, this is the park for you.
🐾 Pawrents can hang out at the shaded picnic table or playground while their dogs have plenty of large trees dotted around to keep them happy and well-shaded. Your pup can also show-off to their fellow furry friends with the provided pipe and ramp obstacles.
The best dog parks on Brisbane’s Northside
Featuring parks with dog agility equipment, plenty of space to run wild and spots for a splash, here are top picks for dog parks in Brisbane’s Northside.
#1. Kroll Gardens Dog Park
📍 Kroll Gardens is a 5 hectare off leash dog park in Clontarf, 30 minutes North of Brisbane City so your pooch will have plenty of space to stretch their legs!
🐾 This Park is a crowd-pleaser for its space, seating for pawrents, the agility equipment and small dog area which is fenced off from the larger area.
#2. Kedron Brook Dog Park
📍 Considered as one of the most carefree dog-leash areas in Brisbane, the Kedron Brook Dog Park is a long stretch of unfenced green space that follows Kedron Brook for several kilometres from Gordon Park to Lutwyche Road.
🐾 Dogs can run, play and swim in the nearby creek. As this park is unfenced, it’s best to make sure your dog has mastered the skill of recall.
#3. Sunset Park
📍 Located in Ashgrove, this is one of Brisbane’s biggest dog parks so there’s plenty of space for your pooch to explore and play.
🐾Once inside the fenced area, pups can test their skills on the agility equipment of tunnels and jumps while pawrents can enjoy covered picnic shelter with benches and tables. You’ll also find separate areas for bigger and smaller dogs.
#4. Shand Street Dog Park, Stafford
📍 A 17-minute drive from Brisbane CBD, Shand Street dog park is a little way down the creek from Grange Forest dog park.
🐾 The Park is a well-kept, fenced green space with plenty of seats. There’s also a full basketball court nearby with surrounding BBQ facilities if you plan to make a day of it with your family.
#5. Downfall Creek Dog Park
📍 This beautiful spot in Geebung has many short walks leading to the local flowing creek for your pup to have a swim – so if you have water loving dog, pack towels for this visit!
🐾 It’s a grassy stretch for your dog to run and to play with lots of other pups at peak time (4-5pm). As this park is not fully fenced, it’s best for trained dogs.
The best dog parks on Brisbane’s Southside
Brisbane’s southside has some of the most family-friendly parks in the area – with playgrounds, picnic tables and surrounding walks, here are some fantastic spots to enjoy this weekend with your family.
#1. Elanora Park Off Leash Area
📍 Elanora Park is a huge off leash park located right next to a mangrove boardwalk, the beach and cafes. Just a 5 minute drive away, you can treat your pooch to a post-walk woofachino at the dog-friendly Frenchies Café.
🐾 There is plenty of space for pups to run around, agility equipment, benches and covered areas for a picturesque picnic.
#2. Carindale Recreation Reserve
📍 Carindale Recreation Reserve, also known as Rocket Park, is a leafy, space-themed park, located less than a kilometre from Westfield Carindale.
🐾This place has a lot to offer with a space-themed playground for kids, a fenced off-leash area for your furry friends and surrounding picnic areas for the whole family.
#3. Whites Hill Dog Park
📍 At Whites Hill Reserve, you’ll find an off-leash dog area located adjoining Boundary Road.
🐾Surrounding the dog park, you can enjoy barbecue and picnic facilities, playground equipment, bushwalking tracks, and views of the city from the lookout.
#4. Stackpole Street Fenced Agility Dog Park
📍 Located in Wishart, this dog park is fenced with a lovely little creek nearby.
🐾Pawrents love this park for being such a family-friendly space – there are long walks for kids to ride their scooters or bikes, a kid’s playground and a very large field where you can play soccer, rugby or any other similar sport – all while your pooch can enjoy a run in the park.
#5. Thomas Macleod Park
📍 Nearby a pond with ducks and turtles, Thomas Macleod Park is a beautiful spot to walk your dog. There are two off-leash areas for small and large dogs, or you can follow the walking track which takes you around the whole area.
🐾 While your dog enjoys the space, it’s a nice place for pawrents to sit and take in the scenery with plenty of grass to even lay out a blanket.
The best dog parks on Brisbane’s Westside
With plenty of space and sweeping views of the city, here are our top picks in Brisbane’s Westside.
#1. Booker Place Dog Park
📍 This fenced and well-maintained dog park can be found in Bellbowrie.
🐾Pawrents love to socialise at this park with plenty of pups enjoying the park in the morning. Try the agility equipment or make the most of the surrounding BBQs and children’s playground.
#2. Fig Tree Pocket Off Leash Dog Park
📍 Nestled behind the Brisbane Girls Grammar School Sports Campus, this peaceful, off leash area borders the local equestrian fields.
🐾There are separate small and big dog areas, and lots of undercover seating to enjoy the beautiful views.
#3. Green Hill Reservoir
📍 Nestled in the leafy suburb of Chapel Hill, this dog-friendly park and walking area shows off sweeping city views and provides direct links to the Mt Coot-tha track network.
🐾 It’s most loved for its sunset views and the space for dogs to roam. As an unfenced dog park, it’s best for dogs with strong recall abilities.
With that, we hope you’re inspired to grab the lead and venture to a new dog park this weekend with your furry friend.
Let us know in the comments which dog park is your pup’s favourite and why!
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