Dogs, puppies and fur-babies are often seen as an extension to the family. A dog can be your best friend, your walking companion or just like having a kid without the whining. In the East it is not unusual to see a dog-walker looking after about 10 dogs at once. This can be due to people living in units with no gardens for their dogs to roam, or for the executives who love having a dog, but just don't have the time to get them out.
Ensuring you get quality time with your dog can be like juggling balls so we have endeavored to show you a few places that are dog friendly in the east.
Lets explore the best doggie parks & beaches that the Eastern Suburbs has to offer.
Dover Heights - Rodney & Raleigh reserve - A long stretch across the reserve which runs along the cliff and provides stunning ocean views. Loads of dog walkers seem to visit here around 10am but they are extremely friendly and have good control over the dogs. Dogs need to be on-leash before entering the reserve, including Rodney Reserve at the northern end, and avoid the sports field.
Centennial Park - dedicated off-leash areas for our beloved dogs are a plenty. Dogs are very welcome with over 43% (158 hectares) of the Parklands designated off leash areas, making it one of the largest off leash areas in Greater Sydney. Check out their website for exactly where you can release your pup to run and be free! http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/22557/CP_DogBrochure2014_WEB.pdf
Coogee - Trenerry Reserve is located high on the southern headland of Coogee Bay. This is a dedicated off-leash dog exercise area – and probably the most scenic dog park in all of Sydney! From the open grassed area of the reserve there are spectacular views to the north over Coogee Beach , with breathtaking scenery to the south over rocky coastal cliffs and platforms.
Rose Bay Foreshore - When the tide is out this is the perfect playground for your fluffy friend. Be warned they will be smelly, wet and sandy when they have finished here. On a positive not they will also have the best sleep of their lives after a visit here. Always filled with lots of friends for them to play with, as well as seagulls to chase! It even has its own FB page
Waverley - Varna Park - A great park which has a playground up one end and the dog area down the other end. It is not the largest park, but has a great hill, and large trees for shade from the hot summer sun.
Darling Point - Yarranabbe Park, New Beach Rd . With harbour views this inner-city park is a fantastic place to let the dogs loose. No fence between the park and road though so be ultra careful.
Randwick council dog parks: https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/19765/Dog-brochure-Leash-Free-Parks.pdf
Woollahra council dog park map: http://www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/10074/Pets_Guide_pg8.pdf
Waverley council dog park maps. http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/residents/animal_services/dog_walking_areas
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