Posts Tagged ‘dog parks’

Back to an old favourite this weekend.
At the end of Birchgrove Point, there’s a lovely little sandy beach where dogs can play and swim in the harbour.
And because the beach is bounded by a wall with access via a narrow set of steps, it’s easy to contain recalcitrant runners!

Cowells Lane Reserve at Dundas is an ENORMOUS off leash park, perfect for a walk for you and your dog.

There’s a creek for her to roll in and get muddy, a level (wheelchair friendly) path for walking, a fenced playground… this park has it all.

Thanks to my sons for this find.
And well done Inner West Council – Marrickville Golf Club closes the first fairway each Sunday afternoon – beers and dogs on the green. Nice!

This video shows the scene 🙂

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Old world charm!

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At Bayview, on Pittwater, is a beach and spit extending towards the Newport Arms Hotel.
On any given sunny weekend day, there you’ll find hundreds of dogs, either on the beach, oval or swimming.
What a sight!
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This weekend we went for a walk through the grounds of our local uni, where we studied in the late 70s and early 80s.

We went for a walk through the uni itself, as well as a lovely off-leash wander through the carparks out the back.

Ahh, memories!

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Just like I remember it. Brutal.

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Old meets new.

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Reminded me of the Jewish memorial in Berlin.

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Ah, the old subterranean pathway to the back of the uni

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Memories

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Getting ready for O-Week

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The old return slots

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Sleep pods – they were not here in 1979!

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What to do with a bowling club when the area changes character and the bowlo is no longer viable? Turn it into a community asset. Barefoot bowls, drinks, families, cricket, balls and dogs and picnics.

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Lots of families, with and without their dogs

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Petersham Park – gorgeous

Queens Park is enormous, and a generous chunk of the park is an off-leash area.

An adjoining cafe is dog friendly as well.

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We didn’t let her off the lead because the park was unfenced and those other dogs 500m away were just too tempting!

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Great cafe beside the park

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Great cafe beside the park

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Nice area for a walk as well

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We were on holiday at Forster, about 4 hours north of Sydney.
Tuncurry is the town across the other side of the lake entrance.

We took Indie to the Beach Street Reserve off-lead area… it has a dog agility area!
Indie isn’t very agile!

The Sackville Hotel, on Darling St Rozelle heading towards Balmain peninsula, is very dog friendly.
A great spot to go to escape the rain!

Dogs are welcome in every single area of the pub.

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We went for a walk with the pup around Callan Park, 60ha site in Lilyfield near the Iron Cove Bridge.

It became famous as a psychiatric hospital (Callan Park Hospital for the Insane) which was in use until 1994.

Thne buildings are now occupied by the Sydney College of the Arts.

The Bay Run runs through the park along the foreshore of Iron Cove.

Lots of off leash dog area to roam. Some beautiful old buildings in what was a very sad place for so many people. You’d like to think we are a bit better these days at caring for those struggling with mental health.

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