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Off Leash Dog Park (Don Road Recreation Reserve)

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by Nikki Lee (subscribe)
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Published February 7th 2019
Take your furry friends out for a date at the lake
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Amazing view at the Lake!


Are you always on the lookout for wonderful places to take your furry friends to have a run, or a leisurely walk if that is the preference? Well the town of Healesville, in the Yarra Valley, homes a special little spot for you to visit!

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Gorgeous view from one of the bridges over the lake!


The park is located on the grounds of the Don Road Recreation Reserve, which also hosts the local footy ground, as well as the local soccer and netball grounds and their club rooms. The lake walk and off lead area for the dogs is well away from all of the sporting activity though, so there is no need to worry about an erstwhile ball of some description intruding into your fun!

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Lead the way Coco!


Upon entering the reserve located at 249-263 Don Rd, turn left at the second driveway and you are there!

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On and off lead areas are well marked throughout the walk


You will find a lovely little lake, surrounded by rocks and shrubbery, as well as a few ducks swimming gracefully in the lake! There is a gravel track around the perimeter of the lake, as well as a few wooden bridges which lead to picturesque viewing areas.

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Don't forget to say hi to the ducks!


Throughout the walk, there are signs detailing which parts the dogs need to have their lead on or off.

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One of the off- lead areas


The off-lead area is opposite the lake across from the car park and is set on a quite a sizeable lawn area.

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Have a good stretch!


There are two BBQ areas plus lots of picnic benches and chairs, as well as substantial lawn area to put down a picnic rug or two. There are also well-maintained toilet amenities.

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Beautiful Outlook!



As an added feature there are also exercise benches along with information boards to demonstrate some of the stretching exercises you can utilize the equipment for. This is such a thoughtful and handy addition to the reserve.


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BBQ and Picnic benches are located in the Park



So make it a date with your furry ones and bring them along to the Don Road Recreation Reserve for a lovely outing!


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Why? For you, and your dogs!
When: Anytime
Where: Don Road Recreation Reserve, 249-263 Don Road, Healesville, Vic, 3777
Cost: Free
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