There is always somewhere you can be and something to do.
Published July 23rd 2018
Dogs Off-Leash and Fish For Lunch
On the fringe of the Rozelle and Blackwattle Bay is the stunning Glebe foreshore walk set amongst the extensive Federal, Jubilee, Bicentennial and Blackwattle Bay Parks. This is a great family and dog day out. There are plenty of options for off-leash walking and playing.
The park is extremely well signposted marking out the specific areas dogs are permitted off the leash. Federal Park is the best area to allow your dog to run free. There is an extensive grass section here which is fantastic for playing fetch and letting your dogs socialise with other dogs and they are allowed on the field when it is not being used for sport. The carpark is also located by this section.
The other great features of these parks and the walk is that you can ride your bike and scooters here and it's wheelchair accessible and well paved. It's a wonderful family and dog-friendly space with plenty of options to get active. Bring a picnic or enjoy a BBQ lunch (BBQ facilities available in Blackwattle Bay Park) soccer ball or cricket set and get yourselves comfortable for either the morning, afternoon or the whole day!
This is an amazing park to be and it's a bonus on a sunny winter's day. It may be cold outside during these winter months and you don't want to go anywhere but think about this - when the sun is shining and you're being active, you will soon be warming up and your dog will love you even more. There is nothing like parks to bring out the childlike character we sometimes forget about. There are also lovely areas for children to play. I suggest that you bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and a picnic rug. A ball or frisbee for the dogs and some fun for the adults too.
We walked with our children and dog to The Sydney Fish Markets to buy our lunch and it was fabulous. The walk from Jubilee Park was about 45 minutes one way, but this could take longer depending on how leisurely you like to stroll. The views are amazing across the Anzac Bridge to the city.
If you take your dog to the fish markets, you will need to purchase your food to take-away as dogs are not permitted inside the fish markets or at outside seating. This is not a problem at all because Wentworth Park on the corner of Wattle Street and Bridge Road is across from the Fish Markets and you can picnic under some beautiful fig trees. After relaxing and refuelling your body with fresh seafood, you will be ready for the walk back.
There are some interesting sights along this beautiful foreshore walk and just for fun and to be sure you visit, I'll leave it to you to find these - you will know them when you see them (historical and unusual) and if you missed them on your walk to the Fish Markets, take a look for them on the return.
We spent the most part of a Sunday here and afterwards felt energised and ready for a great week ahead.