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Farm Road Reserve

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by Brad Neal (subscribe)
I'm the author of Swimming Hole Heaven and Waterfall Seasons - The Waterfall Guide
Published March 8th 2023
Long, free, and plenty of trees for a pee
At over 350 metres long, this fully enclosed off-lead dog park is one of the best in Melbourne's south-east for letting your dog run free. The park has a single gravel path that runs along the length of the park, with an open field on either side for your dog to explore. There are plenty of trees, but no undergrowth, so you can let your dog wander off whilst still being able to keep an eye on it.
Farm Road Reserve, cheltenham, dog park, city of kingston
The Farm Road entry to Farm Road Reserve

After having been a few times, I have noticed that this park is popular with professional dog walkers and dog sitters, which is a glowing endorsement of how good this park is for dogs. For anyone fortunate enough to visit while a dog sitter is there, being greeted by a pack of five or six friendly dogs, bursting with excitement and enthusiasm, is a joyous experience.
Farm Road Reserve, dog park, City of Kingston, Cheltenham
The path running through Farm Road Reserve

The park has gated entry points at Farm Road and Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham, with a third entry from a suburban side street. The entry from Centre Dandenong Road is along a narrow, 150 metre long path just beside the Arcare aged care centre. Street parking is available at both ends of the park, but spots are very limited on Centre Dandenong Road.
Farm Road Reserve, Cheltenham, off-lead dog park, City of Kingston
A place to rest and watch the dogs

After a slow lap up and back, there is a drinking fountain at the Farm Road entrance. For as long as I can remember, the drainage around the tap has been poor, with a near-permanent pool of mud around the tap. After having learned this the hard way, clip your dog back on the lead before you get anywhere near the tap, otherwise, you will be taking home a very muddy dog.
Farm Road Reserve, water tap, dog park
Avoid the puddle at Farm Road Reserve
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Why? To let your dog run free
When: Anytime
Where: 6 Farm Road, Cheltenham
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I live near here and would not endorse this park. There are too many dog and people packs forming and there are many dog fights here. Unfortunately many of the ‘regulars’ do not police the behavior of their dogs, instead choosing to stand around and socialize with their friends.
by Olt_m (score: 0|3) 14 days ago
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