So where can you legally take your pet for some off the lead exercise? We have searched our local council websites to find out exactly what you can and can't do and where! Unfortunately it isn't as easy as reproducing a list for you, so to make it easy we have provided links which will take you directly to the 'dog' pages of our local councils so you can read more.
A fully fenced dog park is located between Le Fevre Road and Robe Terrace in North Adelaide. There are two secure sections in the park – one for smaller dogs and puppies and one for all dogs to run-free. There is also tunnels for doggy fun, sheltered-seating, natural shade, green turf and drinking fountains.
www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/assets/acc/Community/pets/docs/Dog-Park-Guidelines-and-map.pdf - this flyer shows the two sections in the park.
NB: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or compatible program to view.
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters
www.npsp.sa.gov.au/culture_and_lifestyle/parks_playgrounds_and_reserves/dog_off_leash_areas - this link will open directly into a user friendly map.
City of Burnside
A temporary fenced dog park is located at 65 Conyngham Street, Gledside.
All other parks are off lead as long as your dog is under effective control and on lead 20m from a playground.
Please refer to the City of Burnside website for more details - www.burnside.sa.gov.au/Live/Animals/Dogs/Dog_Laws_Responsibilities
The City of Unley
City of Mitcham
City of Prospect
http://www.prospect.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/dog_leash.pdf - this link will take you straight to a downloadable and informative handy booklet.
We encourage all dog owners to do the right thing. It only takes one dog owner to do the wrong thing and spoil the access rights we all enjoy as pet owners to public spaces. Most of which are already very limited.