It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Brisbane is packed with areas designed for leisurely walks with your furry and loyal companion. Ranked as one of the most dog-friendly Australian cities, Brisbane is one place that will definitely satisfy your need for regular walks with your dog! Check out this alphabetical list of areas perfect for dog-friendly walks in Brisbane and start walking!
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Aquatic Paradise Park
Situated along West Commodore Drive in the Birkdale suburb, Aquatic Paradise Park sets itself apart from other pet-friendly parks located in Brisbane with its unfenced environment. While this is a perfect place to take your dog for a walk, it has been observed that the sight of its beautiful seaside views and large grassy fields makes dogs run instead of stroll.
Colmslie Recreation Reserve
You and your dog are bound to do more than just walk when you arrive at the Colmslie Recreation Reserve. Located on the Southbank off of Lytton Road in the Morningside suburb, this area features agility equipment, a fenced, off-leash park and a leash-only beach. Dogs are allowed to swim in the Brisbane river. With a playground, barbeque and picnic facilities, this place is ideal for your whole family too.
Downfall Creek Reserve
Located off Brickyard Road in the suburb of Virginia, the four-hectare Downfall Creek Reserve is one of the largest off-leash dog parks in Brisbane. After you have explored this huge area that includes a creek, doggie bins and a picnic shelter, you and your furry companion can rest under the many shady trees that are sprinkled throughout this relaxing natural setting. Before heading home, you may want to fuel up at the nearby Kalisto Cafe that serves great coffee and filling pastries.
Get ready for another intense walk (or run) with your dog at the Kroll Gardens! This five-hectare area along Duffield Road is the only off-leash park in the whole Redcliffe Peninsula. Master and dog-friendly alike, the park offers plenty of shaded areas and park benches, as well as an obstacle course including ramps, re-purposed car tyres and tunnels.
Mitchelton to Alderley
Burn those extra calories while taking an 8km walk on the rural side in Mitchelton-Alderley. You and your dog will find old farmlands with equally-old farming equipment, historical plaques and sculptures made of old farm machinery. You will pass by fields of cows and a bat colony before arriving at the Grinstead Park where a playground and picnic area can be found. A dog-friendly cafe located at Blackwood St. Mitchelton serves up some refreshments.
Monoplane Street Park
Along Barnett Road in the Ashgrove suburb is the Monoplane Street Park where many large dogs regularly visit. Its huge, fenced area will give you peace of mind, while many trees provide relaxing shade under the sun. If you want your dog to mingle with others of his kind, walking with your dog during Sunday afternoons is ideal.
This park at Lamington Street in the suburb of New Farm is located right along the Brisbane River and the historically significant Brisbane Powerhouse. After a long walk or cycle along the bike path, you and your dog can rest under one of its many shaded areas. Many owners of small dogs frequent this park.
Want some fresh bayside breeze and well-maintained walkways for you and your dog? The coastal suburb of Sandgate offers you and your dog a scenic 6km walk through many waterfront picnic areas and playgrounds before ending at the historical jetty at Shorncliffe. Eateries sprinkled along the way will keep you energised.
Situated off Schusters Road in the Tallebudgera suburb is Schusters Park that offers you and your dog plenty of space to walk, run and play in! The park has a beach strip, creek, and a vast off-leash grassy area. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach. A doggie path that follows the path of the creek will keep your walk much more relaxing.
South Bank Loop
You and your dog will surely enjoy a riverside stroll in the South Bank loop at the Brisbane CBD. With plenty of shaded trees to keep you and your dog cool, this relaxing walk will lead you to the southside of the Brisbane river near the Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, a beautiful bougainvillea arch at Siddon St. all the way through the South Bank Parklands. Many cyclists pass through this loop so it will be better to keep your dog on a leash and close to you at all times.