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Yep. I’m a crazy dog lady. And I’ve just added ANOTHER fur baby to my family. My newest addition is Nellie, a ridiculously cute blue staffy. She’s fit straight into our crazy, staffy-loving household and we’re all smitten. My Nellie is still too young to venture out into the big wide world, so in the meantime, I’ve been researching the best dog parks in Brisbane in preparation for our new adventures. And here’s a list of ALL the dog parks I’ve found in and around Brisbane.

New Farm Park Dog Off-leash Area

Located near the city and right next door to the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane River, this dog park offers a large off-leash area for your furry friend to run, explore, sniff butts, and play. Your doggo can even take a dip in the Brisbane River if they’re water lovers. 

This park is always a popular and busy spot for locals, tourists, and day-trippers so remember to use your best doggy etiquette when visiting this dog park.

Colmslie Recreation Reserve Dog Park

You’ll find this dog park in Morningside, just off Colmslie Road. This park is a popular hangout for doggies of all sizes. It features a spacious, fenced off-leash area and agility equipment for your more adventurous dogs. The park also has shaded areas, water fountains for dogs, and barbeque equipment for the family. And once your dog has worked up a sweat training on the agility equipment, they can even go for a dip in the Brisbane River.

Tuckeroo Park Dog Off-leash Area

An adventure park for doggos, you’ll find this park in Nundah, just north of Brisbane. Tuckeroo Park has a large off-leash area for dogs to run amok, as well as walking tracks and shaded areas.

Nudgee Beach Dog Park 

Located just a short stroll from Tuckeroo Park is Nudge Beach Dog Park. There’s a fantastic off-leash area for your dogs AND the beach for your dogs to run, swim and burn off some energy. For those humans with timid small doggos, there are separate fenced areas for the big dogs and small dogs. So, you can relax knowing your little dog can have a ball, without being frightened by the big dogs at the park.

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Kalinga Park Dog Off-leash Area

You’ll find this leafy green park at 61 Bertha Street, Kalinga, one of Brisbane’s inner suburbs. The park has a large off-leash area with plenty of space for dogs to run. There’s also a scenic dog walk along Kedron Brook. Perfect for those dogs who love the water.

Kalinga Park is also great for the human kids with playgrounds and large spaces to kick a ball. It has plenty of amenities and is wheelchair accessible.

Sherwood Arboretum – Dog-Friendly Park

 Located just south-west of Brisbane, this beautiful, dog-friendly park is at 87 Jolimont St, Sherwood. This park is heritage-listed and sprawls along the Brisbane river. Sherwood Arboretum is the perfect park to take your dog for a long stroll around the scenic grounds. There are so many gorgeous spots to stop and relax with your dog, but please make sure to keep your fur kid on a leash at all times.

Ron Woolley Place, Mansfield

This dog park is at 121 Tones Road, Mansfield just north of the Gateway Bridge. The park has over 4000m2 to explore with your dog and includes a water bubbler for dogs, agility equipment, walkways, and poop bags for your dog.

So, remember to be a good human and clean up after your doggo with the bags and bins provided.

Booker Place Dog Park 

You’ll find this dog park inside Booker Place Park, Bellbowrie. This large dog park is fully fenced with loads of space for your dog to run, play frisbee, and fetch. It also has some nice shady areas and you’ll find the water fountains near the entrance. 

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What about dog parks on the northside of Brisbane?

Right? Glad you asked. Because this is my side of town! So I was keen to discover which dog parks are a quick drive for me and my new pupper. 

And luckily, the Moreton Bay region has plenty of dog-friendly parks

Mungarra Reserve

My absolute FAVOURITE dog park. You’ll find this gorgeous reserve at 61/82 Affleck Avenue, Petrie, 26 km north of Brisbane. I’m always going to this park to photograph my dog-loving clients. After all, family photos MUST include the fur kids, right?

This huge park is perfect for a family outing with all the kids. There are beautiful nature walks, ponds, wildlife, and easy access to the North Pine River. 

So after their adventure, the doggos can cool their paws.  

As for the human kids, Mungarra Reserve has a basketball court, fitness equipment, playground, skate park, and endless space for running around or riding your bike. 

The adults can relax in one of the many picnic areas and cook up a feast on the electric barbeque.

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Kedron Brook Dog Walk

This scenic walk is a fantastic adventure for your dog. You’ll find the Kedron Brook Dog Walk in Wavell Heights, north Brisbane. The park boasts big grassy fields with lush shady trees. And on hot summer days, just follow the walking track along Kedron Brook and find the perfect spot for you and your furry mate to cool off. 

There are areas for your dog to be on and off-leash, so please make sure you read the signs before letting Fido off his lead.  

Queens Beach North Dog-Friendly Beach

This dog-friendly beach is on Flinders Pde, Scarborough. Apart from the beautiful ocean breeze and views, there is an off-leash dog park with space for your dog to run around and play. The park also has plenty of shade, seating, and water fountains for doggos and their humans.

There are always plenty of locals, visitors, and tourists in the area so please make sure your doggo is on their bestest behaviour.

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Scarborough Beach Dog Park

Just up the road from Queens Beach is Scarborough Beach Dog Park. This is a popular beach park and dogs are allowed to be off-leash at certain times of the day. The perfect place for a family day out, the park also has a playground, barbeque facilities, water fountains, and toilets. So, relax on the beach while your doggo frolics in the water.

Pine Rivers Park

This HUGE park is at 125 Gympie Road, Strathpine. Apart from amazing walking tracks, beautiful trees, and leafy scenery, the park is great for families AND dogs. It has a super-fun playground, modern toilet facilities, barbeques, and water fountains, and so much room to roam with your dog. And if you’re wanting a game of frisbee or fetch with your dog, Pine Rivers Park has an off-leash dog area perfect for doggy fun and games.


Centenary Lakes Dog Park

You’ll find this dog park on Stringfellow Road, Caboolture. The park is well-equipped for dogs of all sizes. It includes a gated off-leash area, an agility course for doggos in-training, water fountains, poop bags and poop bins. There are also a variety of walking tracks, picnic areas,  and shady spots for you to sit and relax with your pooch.

Best Dog Parks in Brisbane

So there you have it! My hours of researching the Best Dog Parks in Brisbane all in one blog. If you know of other amazing dog parks, drop me a line here and I’ll add it to my list. After all, if your doggo is the goodest of boys, or the bestest of girls, don’t they deserve a fun adventure at a dog park? And if you’d love amazing photos with your furry bestest friend, you know where to find me.


AKA: crazy dog-lady and photographer.

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