The Adelaide City Council have just opened the new North Adelaide Dog Park, providing two new areas for dogs big and small. While there are a number of leash-free areas around the CBD and North Adelaide, the new fenced dog park allows a huge space that is safe and fun.
The park is split into different areas. The main area is for all dogs, as long as they're over 6 months, and fully vaccinated. There is a huge grass oval where the dogs all run around, as well as tunnels to run through, trees to sniff, and water fountains to keep you and them quenched on those hot days.
The second area has the same facilities, but is designed to be used only by smaller dogs. Your pup must still be over 6 months, but if you've got a smaller dog who gets a bit nervous around larger dogs this is the park for you. While larger dogs aren't allowed in the small dog area, you can take your smaller dog into either.
There are shaded undercover areas, with benches, but this is where the human amenities stop. After all this space is specially designed for dogs. There are no barbecues, or toilet blocks, and food, alcohol, bicycles, and sport activities are not permitted. It helps keep the area all about the dogs, not about their owners.
You'll find the park at Ngampa Yerta, just between Lefevre and Robe Terrace. It's a great opportunity for your dog to socialise, and if you're a dog lover it's a great chance to check out some different breads. Bring your dog down and see how much fun they can have.
There are some rules surrounding the park, you can't bring your dog alone if they're in season or are sick. All dogs must also be registered, vaccinated, and wearing a tag. You do need to pick up after your dog, but don't worry if you leave the bags at home, there are dispensers available at the park.