11 Best Dog Parks in Melbourne to Take Your Fury Friend
Melbourne has plenty of dog friendly parks to take your fury four legged friend so you won’t be disappointed. Here we are rounding up the best dog parks in Melbourne including off lead dog parks in Melbourne and around.
11 Best Dog Parks in Melbourne
Find below a list of our top dog parks in Melbourne. Make sure to also take a look at our list of DOG BEACHES IN MELBOURNE too for more options!
1. Fritsch Holzer Park – Hawthorn East
Let your pups run free amongst the native plants in the fresh air. Fritsch Holzer Park is a dog park in Melbourne’s inner east lined with walking tracks and just a few minutes from Camberwell Junction.
There do tend to be a few muddy puddles after rain that can prove irresistible to dogs so spare towel is a good idea. BBQs, water fountain with doggy dish and toilets on site.
2. Clayton Reserve – North Melbourne
Large, fenced off lead area for dogs just outside of the CBD filled with lots of happy city dogs to play with.
Plenty of grassy areas to run free with seats and benches scattered throughout. Water fountain with doggy dish and sand to fill any holes your dog may dig.
2. Fairview Park – Hawthorn
Fairview Park is a beautiful spot by the Yarra River. It is a very popular off lead dog park in Melbourne so loads of dogs to play with.
Many lovely shaded picnic spots and even a spot with dogs can have a quick dip in the river to cool off. BBQ and toilets on site and ample parking behind Leonda’s reception.
3. Egan Reserve – Coburg
Set alongside Merri Creek you can find the dog park at Egan Reserve. It is another great spot for your dog to take a quick dip. Great bushland to explore but still plenty of room to throw a ball around. There is a bike trail through the reserve so use a bit of caution when off lead.
5. Footscray Park – Footscray
Looking for a dog park in Melbourne’s inner east? Footscray Park is perfect. Stretching across 37 acres, there are beautiful gardens and walking tracks a a huge off lead dog area at the Victoria University end of the park.
Lots of picnic areas and BBQ’s with stunning views of Melbourne too.
6. Eastfield Fenced Dog Park – Croydon
Another full fenced off lead dog park in Melbourne, this one further east in Croydon. There is everything your dog could want including equipment for agility training, rock mounds to climb and even a “quiet zone” for young or nervous pups.
Drinking fountains and bin/bag dispensers on site. There is also a fantastic playground and wonderful walking trails but dogs must be kept on a leash outside of the fenced area.
7. Victoria Park – Abbotsford
Make sure there isn’t a game on before you head to this one, but if not, this is a fantastic place to kick the footy with the kids and let your furry, four legged ‘kid’ chase after you around. It is a large area and fully fenced.
8. Craigieburn Fenced Dog Park – Craigieburn
This one is a fully fenced dog park in Melbourne’s north just behind Craigieburn Sports Stadium chocked full of dog themed zones.
There is a dog training zone, little dog time out zone, rock scramble sensory zone and dog play zone. There are bins with dog bags, water fountain and shaded seats on site.
10. Price Park – Viewbank
There is a fully fenced off lead area at the top of the hill in Price Park. The 100m by 60m area is very popular so lots of doggy interaction, has two water fountains, seats and some scattered pine trees.
The fenced in area is right by a playground and BBQ area. The 7 hectares of native grassland are great to explore but your dog must be on lead anywhere outside of the fenced area.
10. Green Gully Reserve – Keilor Downs
Green Gully Reserve is a popular spot for agility training for your pups. There are ramps, weaving poles, tunnels and platforms. Some seating and a water fountain are both on site in this fully fenced area.
11. Presidents Park – Wyndham Vale
A few metres away from the adventure playground and the skate park at Presidents park in Melbourne’s south west, there is a large grassy flatland for the dogs to run off lead.
There is a large lake for dogs to have a swim but make sure they don’t become too interested in the birds who live there. You can also enjoy the 2km walk around the Werribee River but make sure your dog is on lead outside of the designated area. BBQ, picnic areas and toilets on site.
Dog Friendly Melbourne
There are plenty of dog parks in Melbourne, but make sure to check out our list of the BEST DOG BEACHES too if you are looking for more options!
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