It’s A Dog’s Life | Our Favourite Dog Parks In Sydney

By Simone Jovel
11th Jun 2016

Sydney's Best Dog Parks

Whether you have a dog, or are just a little dog obsessed, (we mean, who isn’t?) dog parks are by far easily one of the happiest places on earth and luckily enough for us, when it comes to finding great dog parks in Sydney there a plenty of parks to give your furry best friend a good ol’ run around, and better yet, your chance to pat all the puppies.

Here are just a few of our favourites.

Glebe Foreshore Parks 


Why have one, when you can have four pawfect parks for your number one dog. The Glebe Foreshore parks include Federal Park, which is an off leash area at all times and therefore ensuring ample puppy watching opportunities, followed by Bicentennial Park, just west of the canal and Blackwattle Bay Park which also includes a happy little puppy cove for them to get their paws wet. Rounding out the foursome is Jubilee Park where you pup does need to be on a leash but one that still makes for a gorgeous stroll.

Sydney Park

St Peters

This one is best described as legit puppy crack, if there was ever such a thing. One of the largest off leash areas in the City of Sydney, expect to see all of the puppies, having all of the fun, every single day of the week. There’s also a great coffee shop serving fresh juices so you can find a sweet spot on the grass and let the hours fly by.

Centennial Parklands

Centennial Park

With 154 glorious hectares designated for off-leash action, the Centennial Parklands are always a top choice when it comes to some serious puppy hangs. Besides being a great spot for your pup, it is also one of our favourite areas in Sydney, and with a kiosk and a café on site both you and your pooch are guaranteed a great time in the great outdoors.

Observatory Hill Park 

Millers Point

Give fluffy literal million dollar views at this Millers’ Point park, and even better than the views this park is off leash at all times. With Sydney Harbour and the bridge in plain site this may very well be one of the most Instaworth and dog friendly, locations on offer, making it just perfect for you to create your next round of puppy spam.

Dan Mahoney Reserve

North Parramatta

Dogs in the North of Sydney have been running circles around Dan Mahoney Reserve for years. One of the best when it comes to suburban dog parks, this is 3.3 hectares of pure puppy fun where your pooch can exercise and more importantly socialise with all dogs, big and small, and yes, you can too.

Connie Lowe Reserve

Rouse Hill

This Shire dog park is popular with locals due to its extra large off-leash area which is securely fenced off, meaning even the most adventurous fido won’t be wandering off too far. There’s free parking and even a BBQ area if you want to make a day of it.

Rowland Reserve


If you ever looked around the northern beaches and thought the dogs in these parts had a definite spring in their step it’s highly likely it is due to many a morning spent at Rowland Reserve. Along with an ample grass area, there’s also a sandy beach for super fun water times. On the weekends look out for the coffee cart and even, the mobile dog wash, talk about a one-stop shop park, guys.

Hawthorne Canal Reserve


This long time favourite is the place for dogs, dog owners and the overall dog obsessed to meet some new four legged friends. Located at the end of Canal Road and with Sydney’s first puppy friendly café, Café Bones, complete with the Puppacino bar so your mate can also get in on the action, this Sydney park has all the things that dog park dreams are made of.

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