Do you want to let your dog off the lead, so they can have fun and frolics with their canine companions? Then dog parks are the place for you! Here we give you the low-down on 5 lead free dog parks in Dublin. Your pooch will love you for it!
1. Cabinteely Park, Cabinteely
Our first dog park hot spot is the closest one to PetDoc HQ. The 3 office schnauzers love it! Situated on the Old Bray Road, this dog park has great security with two entrances and two sets of gates. You can rest assured that your dog will not be able to escape into the main park. Many a dog regularly visit here so your loved one can make life long canine buddy’s!
2. Corkagh Park, Clondalkin
Corkagh Park is highly accessible and is located just off the N7. Take the entrance at the Camac Valley Car Park. Follow the path up to the main park and 500 metres on your right-hand side is the lead free dog zone. There is even water readily available for your dog when they get thirsty playing with their canine companions. There’s also a Facebook page to keep you up to date!
3. Marlay Park, Rathfarnham
Marlay Dog Park was the very first in Ireland! There is a two dog per person minimum and your pooch must be accompanied by an adult (16 years plus). There is a river your dog can splash around in afterwards if they need cooling down. Marlay Park is especially recommended at the weekend, where the courtyard turns into a foodie’s paradise with market stalls galore.
4. Griffeen Valley, Lucan
Griffeen Valley spans over a massive 200 acres and has a series of open spaces. The first and eldest space is located in the centre of the quaint Lucan Village. It has been open since 2012 and is one of the busiest dog parks going. A great location if you’re based in Kildare or West Dublin.
5. Killiney Hill Park, Killiney
Last on our list is Killiney Hill Park. This park is quite an exciting one! It doesn’t have a specific dog park play area, instead, you’re allowed to bring your dog through every part of it without the lead! Not only that, the views are spectacular! You can see the Irish Sea, Bray Head, the Wicklow mountains and even Wales on a clear day.