While there are numerous places and parks where your canine friends are not allowed in due to concerns that they may threaten some of the plant and animal species, there are also several options available for dog lovers in Brisbane. Here is a list of dog-friendly parks in Brisbane and other social areas where you can tag your dog along. You can also use the PatchPets App to find other dog-friendly parks in the area.
Toohey Forest Park
Toohey Forest Park is located about 10m away from Brisbane central business district. The park is accessible from Toohey Road, Tarragindi or via the Outlook Drive at Mount Gravatt. This pleasant bushland boasts on extensive trails where you can walk your dog. The park has several native wild animals that may criss-cross the park. Therefore, you are requested to keep your dog under control with a leash.
South Bank Loop
South Bank loop is located a few meters below the William Jolly Bridge in the Brisbane CBD. It is a pleasant riverside stroll location that boasts of well-manicured grass lawns and a beautiful shade of trees. Some tracks run down alongside the Brisbane River close to Queensland Art Gallery, just below the Gallery of Modern Art, all the way to the South Bank Parklands. This route is also a favorite for cyclists. Therefore, ensure that you keep your dog close while walking on the path. The areas around the trail are pet-friendly places in Brisbane and include several hotels and a farmers market.
Colmslie Recreation Reserve in Morningside
The Colmslie Recreation Reserve is one of the largest places to take your dog in Brisbane. It is located on the South Bank just off Lytton Road in the Morningside area. Its entrance is at the end of Col Gardner road. This reserve has a spacious dog park where canines can play off-leash. The dogs are also allowed to swim in the river waters. However, the main dog park is fenced off from the river. There are also lots of dog playing and exercise equipment in the park. It is an ideal destination for family outings as it has a children’s playground, a boat ramp, picnic shelters, a jetty, lots of eateries and barbecues. Some of the things to do in Brisbane with dogs at the park include water games, treasure hunting, ball games and racing.
Karawatha Forest Walk in Logan City
There are over six trails that you can walk your dog in Karawatha Forest. Out of these trails, the most scenic and coolest ones are located on the southern side of the forest near the remnants of the old lagoons. There is also a lush Illaweena picnic area on the south. You can take the Melaleuca Circuit trail that starts at the bridge in this picnic area and takes you on a boardwalk above the lagoon. The circuit takes you back to the start point in about 20 minutes.
On the other hand, you can take the long Wild May Trail that is attached to Lagoon Trail, which takes you over an hour to complete. You walk alongside the lagoons and waterways for most of the trail. Consider using PatchPets App for your four-legged friend and to connect with other dog owners at the park. The app is now available to download for free on iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Berrinba Wetlands in Logan City
Berrinba Wetlands is an awesome located on South Brisbane and only a few kilometres from Logan CBD. The location of the wetlands was a sand mine before World War 1. It is an expansive man-made wetland that has over 80 acres reserved for public recreational activities. You enjoy a serene landscape, and there are water stations dotted across the entire park. All dogs must be leashed when on the park. The entrance to the park is on the Berrinba Wetlands Carpark that is located on Wayne Goss Drive on Brown Plains.
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