Renting in the inner suburbs with your furry friend often means that you don’t get the luxury of a big back yard (or any backyard!). Here’s a list of the top 5 dog friendly parks for you and your best friend to enjoy an afternoon out:
Princes Park Caulfield
Princes Park in Caulfield is not only a great adventure for your four legged pal, but kids and adults adore it too. The park boasts sporting grounds, playgrounds and a pond. Whilst there are designated on and off leash zones for dogs, you’ll find there is more than enough off leash room for your dog to run around, with both fenced and unfenced options to choose from
Fawkner Park South Yarra
Located across from the Alfred Hospital, Fawkner park is a great location for inner-city pooches to escape the feeling of the city and enjoy some quiet time. The park stretches approximately 1km in length, and has many pathways, fields and beautiful trees for dogs and humans to enjoy. Whilst not all the park is a designated off leash area, the dog zones are well signed.
Altona Dog Beach
Calling all western suburbs dogs! Altona dog beach is a great afternoon out, even when it isn’t summer. Whilst not fenced in, access to the road is boarded by a grass oval and sand dunes making it enclosed and secluded. With what feels like kilometers of sand to run on and water to splash in, Altona dog beach is great for the pooch that doesn’t want to be limited by space.
Brighton Dog Beach
Whilst Altona dog beach boasts the space, Brighton dog beach has the adventure. Fenced off on an outshoot of beach near the Brighton Yacht Club, this doggy paradise has a long rambling shoreline to paddle in, a point with deep water to get those legs moving and swim, and shrubs, trees and sand dunes to sniff and explore.
Aberfeldie Park/Maribyrnong River Trail
All you Northside pooches and humans, we have got your Saturday afternoon sorted. Aberfeldie Park on the edge of the Maribyrnong river in between Moonee Ponds and Highpoint has two huge dog friendly ovals and sits on the Maribyrnong river trail. You and your 4 legged friend can start at one oval, walk the track, have a coffee at a coffee shop along with way, and loop around to the great ovals you started with.