If you want to get some fresh air with your best mate, we’ve featured 10 of the best dog parks in Melbourne below.
Located in Strathmore, Melbourne, Alf Pearce Dog Park is a fully enclosed park where dogs can play and roam off-leash. This spacious park has a great range of amenities, including a separate section for older or smaller dogs who may be overwhelmed by all the excitement. There’s also some agility equipment where your dog can hone their balance skills.
Alf Pearce Dog Park has running water, drinking fountains, and bench seating where owners can sit and supervise their dogs. The surface is granite/sand – it drains well and doesn’t get muddy. Please clean up after your dog using the waste bags and bins provided.
Clayton Reserve Dog Park, located in North Melbourne, is a triangular-shaped, grassy dog park with benched seating in the middle and on the perimeter of the enclosure. The park features running water and dishes you can fill up for your dog and is fully enclosed.
Please clean up after your dog – bring your own waste bags and dispose of them in the bins provided at the park. There are also buckets and extra sand – please use the sand to fill in any holes your dog may dig while they are exploring the park.
Located in the Melbourne suburb of Craigieburn, the Craigieburn Dog Park is securely enclosed and provides lots of great entertainment for local pups. This designated off-leash dog park features open space for exploring and playing with other dogs, plenty of room for a game of fetch, and even some agility equipment that you can use for agility training purposes.
Craigieburn Dog Park contains a separate area for small dogs, plus multiple entrance gates. There’s running water for both dogs and their owners, and shaded seating for owners. Please clean up after your dog using the bags and bins provided, and note that owners may bring a maximum of two dogs to the park at any one time.
Located south of Melbourne’s CBD in Mornington, Summerfield Reserve Fenced Dog Park is situated in the larger Summerfield Reserve. This dog park is great if you’re looking for a space where your dog can roam and explore without too many other dogs around. The park is very grassy and fully enclosed, but does not have any shade or seating for owners.
While there is no running water at the Summerfield Reserve Fenced Dog Park, water is available at the nearby playground – just be sure to bring your own bowl and ensure that your dog is on a leash once they are outside the designated off-leash area.
Located in Knox, in Melbourne’s east, The Knox Park Fenced Dog Park is a grassy, fenced area with plenty of room for dogs to explore, meet new friends, and play fetch. The park features a great selection of agility equipment (for dogs only) and seating for owners. There’s also running water for both dogs and people.
Street parking is available outside the park. Please note that this park can get quite busy – only bring well-socialized dogs who can handle the excitement of other pups. Clean up after your dog using the bin provided (bring your own bags).
Aranga Reserve has some great features, including a playground for kids and a designated off-leash dog park. Located in Donvale, in Melbourne’s east, Aranga Reserve Dog Park is a great place to bring your pup for playtime with others or an outdoor training session.
The park is divided into three sections – a general space where dogs can run and play, an area containing obstacles and equipment for agility training, and a space specifically set aside for dog training. Please supervise your dogs at all times, clean up their waste using the bins provided, and remove your dog from the park if they show signs of aggression.
Located inside Banksia Park in Bulleen, northeast of Melbourne, Banksia Park Off Leash Dog Park is a completely fenced space for dogs to roam free and explore. Water is provided, and there is a double-gated entry for extra security. While seating for owners is also available inside the park, it is not shaded.
The Banksia Park Off Leash Dog Park is open daily from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, or until 8:00 pm when daylight savings is in effect. Please bring your own waste bags and clean up after your dog. Outside the dog park, you can follow the paths and walk your dog along the Yarra River, but they must be on a leash once you leave the designated off-leash park.
Located north of Melbourne in Bundoora, Bundoora Dog Park is a relatively small off-leash area for dogs to play and socialize. The park features agility equipment, a secure double-entry system, and seating for owners. There’s also running water – bring your own bowl to ensure your thirsty pup can have a drink.
The Bundoora Dog Park is mostly grassy, with some large trees for shade. Please clean up after your dog using the bin provided, and note that you will need to bring your own bags. Parking for the dog park is available to the south of the park, on Curtain Street.
Located west of Melbourne, the Brooklyn Dog Park is a spacious area inside Brooklyn Reserve specifically designed for off-leash play. This park is divided into two sections – one open play area, and one for older/smaller dogs who may not enjoy the hustle and bustle of the main park. The park is grassy, with large trees providing some shade.
The Brooklyn Dog Park features seating, running water and bowls for dogs to drink from, and even a box of dog toys you can contribute to or use for your pup. There’s also some agility equipment and bins to make it easy for owners to clean up after their dogs.
Boronia Grove Off-Lead Dog Park is located inside Boronia Reserve in Doncaster, east of Melbourne. Boronia Reserve is a recreation area with sports grounds, a parking lot, walking trails, and a theatre hall, as well as the Boronia Grove Off-Lead Dog Park.
This dog park features parking, trees for shade, and grassy terrain where pups can play and explore. There’s running water (bring your own dog bowl) and bins – please use these to clean up your dog’s waste.