Ten of the best dog parks in Queensland

Out and About
Whether your furry friend is a playful pup or heading into their golden years, it’s important that they have plenty of space to sniff, stretch, and socialise.
Dogs at a dog park

So, take advantage of our beautiful weather and get out and about with your four-legged friend. These off-leash dog parks are perfect for running and playing, which makes them a great destination for a play date with your pooch.

  1. Booker Place Park, Bellbowrie
    Resting on the banks of the Brisbane River you’ll find Booker Place Park. This off-leash area has plenty of space to run and play, and there’s even free Wi-Fi so you can stay connected.
  2. Elanora Park, Wynnum
    Teach your pet a few new tricks on the exercise props at Elanora Park. There’s a large fenced in area for letting your dog off leash, and if you feel like a change of scene pop them back on the lead and take a walk through the nearby mangroves.
  3. Colmslie Recreation Reserve, Morningside
    The Brisbane River provides the perfect spot for pups to cool off at this beautiful dog park. With a large grassy area, this park is puppy paradise.
  4. Marcus Beach, Noosa
    Get ready to feel the sand beneath your paws at Marcus Beach. Perfect for some playtime and a quick paddle in the waves, this is one both you and your furry friend will love.
  5. Mount Cotton Community Park, Mount Cotton
    Here’s a park that has it all. With dog agility equipment, shelter, a water bowl and seating, what more could you ask for?
  6. Ballinger Beach, Currimundi
    Grab a takeaway coffee and then let your dog splash, sniff, and swim their way along the kilometre of sand at Ballinger Beach. Don’t worry when your dog gets a little messy as there’s a hose down area for pups that like to get their paws dirty.
  7. Kroll Gardens, Clontarf
    Boasting 5 hectares of doggy bliss, Kroll Gardens is one park to keep on your radar. Agility equipment, water, and toilets mean you can stay as long as your pup desires.
  8. Little Barlow Park, Cairns
    The best dog parks are ones that have plenty of space for running and playing, and Little Barlow Park has just that.
  9. National Park, Townsville
    For a doggy destination that pulls out all the stops, you can’t go past National Park in Townsville. With tables, seats, waste bags, water and agility equipment, you might find yourself staying all day long.
  10. Pizzey Park, Mermaid Waters
    Let your four-legged friend run and play to their heart’s content at Pizzey Park. This park is fenced with agility equipment and seating, so both you and your pup can have some fun in the sun.

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