Off leash dog friendly parks & beaches in SA

Off leash dog friendly parks & beaches in SA 2016-02-29T13:34:24+00:00

Do you live in South Australia and you’re looking for a change of scene from your regular park, or maybe you are just visiting and you want to find the best places to take your dog?

There are approx 89 off lead parks in SA. There are two ways to search. Simply click on the local area in the list below and you will be taken to the council webpage with the details of the off leash areas (please note some of the links are to PDF pages so you will need Adobe reader).

Alternatively visit this SA council search page where you can search by suburb or area for all your dog exercise parks. Local councils are constantly updating and adding to their lists of leash free areas, and trialling new ones, so remember to check back every now and then for new places to play!

Dog parks offer great benefits for owner and dog alike:

– For dogs, they offer the freedom of running without constraint, allowing them to play, sniff, chase, roll and romp to their heart’s content. Many problems such as digging and barking arise because dogs are restless and bored. Often, these problems can be solved simply by giving dogs more exercise.

– For dog owners they offer a great chance to get some exercise, contribute to your own health and well-being, and meet other dog owners.

Don’t forget to pack your Road Refresher non spill water bowl into the car so they have plenty of fresh water to drink before and after exercising. And if it’s a hot day pack your Cool Coat too to help cool them down both in the car trip and during/after exercising.

COUNCIL AREAS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Adelaide City Council
Adelaide Hills Council
Alexandrina Council

B

Barossa Council
District Council of Barunga West
Berri Barmera Council
City of Burnside

C

Campbelltown City Council
District Council of Ceduna
City of Charles Sturt
Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
District Council of Cleve
District Council of Coober Pedy
Coorong District Council
District Council of Copper Coast

D

E

District Council of Elliston

F

The Flinders Ranges Council
District Council of Franklin Harbour

G

Town of Gawler
Regional Council of Goyder
District Council of Grant

H

City of Holdfast Bay

I

J

K

Kangaroo Island Council
District Council of Karoonda East Murray
District Council of Kimba
Kingston District Council

L

Light Regional Council
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
District Council of Loxton Waikerie

M

District Council of Mallala
City of Marion
Mid Murray Council
City of Mitcham
District Council of Mount Barker
City of Mount Gambier
District Council of Mount Remarkable
Rural City of Murray Bridge

N

Naracoorte Lucindale Council
Northern Areas Council
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters

O

City of Onkaparinga
District Council of Orroroo Carrieton

P

District Council of Peterborough
City of Playford
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Port Augusta City Council
City of Port Lincoln
Port Pirie Regional Council
City of Prospect
Renmark Paringa Council

Q

R

District Council of Robe
Municipal Council of Roxby Downs

S

City of Salisbury
Southern Mallee District Council
District Council of Streaky Bay

T

Tatiara District Council
City of Tea Tree Gully
District Council of Tumby Bay

U

City of Unley

V

City of Victor Harbor

W

Wakefield Regional Council
Corporation of the Town of Walkerville
Wattle Range Council
City of West Torrens
Corporation of the City of Whyalla
Wudinna District Council

X

Y

District Council of Yankalilla
District Council of Yorke Peninsula

Z

Leash Free areas are designed to allow pet owners to exercise their dogs without a leash in an open environment where they are not likely to impact on other recreational area users. Please remember that owners are still required to be able to control their dog before releasing them for exercise and they must clean up after their animals immediately.
The ACT Government website has some great information on dog park etiquette which we think is a must read – Fenced Dog Parks Rules and Responsibilities.

It is recognised that dogs benefit greatly from the chance to run freely, and for this reason the Companion Animals Act makes it a duty for councils to provide “off-leash” areas for the exercise of dogs. These areas may only be available for this purpose for limited hours, but at any time there must be at least one place in each council area where dogs can be exercised without a lead.

In the event that a council website has not provided information on off leash areas the link will take you to the council homepage. You can then search their website or contact the council directly.