First published on 18 Mar 2008. Updated on 25 May 2011.
Victoria Park, Broadway
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore is barking mad about the dearth of dog parks. This one near Glebe Point Road is leash-free 6pm–9am and leashed dog walking is permitted at all other times.
Sydney Park, St Peters
Built on a huge section of waste ground behind what was once Sydney’s largest brick kilns – of which the chimneys and ovens still remain – Sydney Park is the perfect dog utopia.
Hawthorne Canal Reserve, Leichhardt
This popular dog park has plenty of space for canine shenanigans, plus you can work on your dog’s obedience issues at the regular Sunday morning dog classes and there’s a café offering dog treats.
Blackwattle Bay Park, Glebe
Snaking along the shoreline all the way to the end of Johnson Street in Annandale, this Glebe waterside park offers one of the best views of ANZAC Bridge and is a perfect place to lay out a picnic spread and watch the dogs gambol.
Bicentennial Park, Homebush
Stretch your pooch’s legs while taking in Homebush Bay and environs, including the old Armoury and the Olympic Park.
Sirius Cove Reserve, Mosman
A rare one indeed – a stretch of sand that permits dog frolics and there’s BBQ and playground facilities if you want to make a day of it.
RTA Reserve, Rockdale
A nice quiet spot to take dogs for a romp, with bins, big stretches of grass and lots of other dogs for them to play with.