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BEST Off Leash Parks for Dogs in Brisbane & Beyond

Is Fido keen for a frolic? Wanting to know where the BEST off leash parks are in the greater Brisbane region? There are a number of things to consider when choosing the best place for your pup – here are our picks. If we’ve missed your favourite local please let us know and we’ll add it to the pack!

Each of these categories feature the best off leash parks as voted by Google users. We highly recommend paying VERY close attention to signage (which can change) to ensure you are legally allowed to have your dog off leash in the area. Please also thoughtfully dispose of your dog’s waste and take any and all rubbish with you when you leave. Be mindful of others using the area and ensure that your dog is appropriately trained and sociable when it comes to sharing space with other pooches (and their humans!). Perhaps you are looking for a rescue dog – we can help you navigate that process.

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Where are the BEST off leash parks in Brisbane?

Tuckeroo Park, Nudgee Road, Nudgee Beach

This is an off leash park that features beach access – so you KNOW doggos are going to go nutso for it!

Colmslie Recreation Reserve, Col Gardner Drive, Morningside

This is just down from the Colmslie Beach playground. Pay close attention to signage and other park users. Dogs can have access to the water.

Elanora Park, 22 Saunders Place, Wynnum

In a word? This off leash park is HUGE. It’s got lots of set ups for dog stunts, places for humans to sit and relax and a separation between ‘big and little’. Plenty of parking. A word of advice though – when the sun goes down at certain times of years the mozzies hit. FAST. Be warned.

Off Leash Park, 32 Staveley Close, Sinnamon Park

Facilities to cater for little ones, big ones and human ones. Lots of space to run, walk ad roll around.

Decker Park, 18 Twenty Fifth Avenue, Brighton

There’s a large off leash park here and there’ s also a lot of other elements that will make this a great day out for the whole family. A BBQ, play equipment for the kids and lots of open area to kick a ball around.

Where are the BEST off leash parks in Logan?

Isle of Ely Park, Isle of Ely Drive, Heritage Park

Lots of large, open spaces and facilities that allow owners to quickly and safely clean up after their pups. There are separate areas for large and small dogs here which is always a relief if you’ve got a nervous pooch (or owner!).

Logan River Parklands, Blackbird Street, Beenleigh

There’s a nice big off leash park area as well as a separate children’s play area. There are picnic areas but they’re a bit of a hike away from the carpark so be warned. This is a hot spot for birthday parties too so get in early if that’s your plan! 

Alexandar Clark Agility Dog Park, Deware Drive, Loganholme

Big area. Little area. Lots of exercise equipment for the pooches to work out their wriggles in a decent-sized open space. There are some gazebos about the place to seek shelter as well.

Where are the BEST off leash parks in the Redlands?

Aquatic Paradise Park West, 4 Commodore Drive, Birkdale

A decently sized off leash park that’s also got more to offer families in terms of a bike path and stuff for younger kids. Lots of parking, too!

GJ Walter Park, Shore Street East, Cleveland

This one is PRETTY! The dog area has access to a small beach which can make for some very happy puppers. Check tide times,though, otherwise you’re in for a muddy trip home. Lots of great views, places to hang out and beautiful bay breezes!

Dog Off Leash Beach, Masthead Drive, Cleveland

This is a favourite spot with locals (sorry guys) where the dogs can have a splash and you can too! Let them burn off that puppy energy and then snooze the rest of the day away. Bliss.

Off leash parks – we know we missed some!

We know, we know. Yours isn’t here. Let us know in the comments and we’ll pop it straight on! And have fun checking out these new ones!

If you are looking for a doggy daycare in Brisbane for your furry friend, we know that too. Or if you want to take your pooch to the beach that welcome dogs on the Sunshine Coast or dog friendly Gold Coast beaches, we’ve got you covered! If you are busy and need a dog walker in Brisbane, check out that article! And if you want to sip on a coffee and treat your pooch with a pupachino, check out these awesome dog friendly cafes in Brisbane. Camping your thing? Check out these dog friendly camping spots near Brisbane. You. Are. Welcome!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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