Thursday, 28 March 2019

Take a Walk in the Park Day - Dog Parks in Johannesburg

Girl walking with dog at dog park
Walk the dog on Take a Walk in the Park Day
Every day should be a Take a Walk in the Park Day, but this specific day is coming up on 30 March. I am not sure that this a thing in South Africa, but the global village makes it possible for us to celebrate as well. Especially if for a good cause.

On Sunday the Muddy Puppy Dog Walk will be at The Wedge Outdoor Park. We have been invited to bring our pavement special dog for the event. Muddy Puppy is partnering with Pedigree Dentastix and Rodeo treats. 

Muddy Puppy

Date: Sunday 31st March

Time: 07:00-12:00

Place: The Wedge Outdoor Park:

Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp, 1747

Muddy Puppy is a 2.4km obstacle course fun run or walk for you and your dog. Consisting of obstacles with crawling, climbing, jumping, slipping, sliding, wagging, barking and lots and lots of foam and mud.

All dogs must be over 1 year and all dogs must please be on leashes at all times. Medals and treats to all finishers. A portion of the "Muddy Puppy" proceeds will be donated to a chosen dog charity

Check on Facebook as well: Oneplan Muddy Puppy The Wedge Outdoor Park

We are looking forward to it. We have not been to The Wedge Outdoor Park yet. (We will definitely give feedback about it next week).

There are so many beautiful parks in Johannesburg and surround where we can go and walk our parks. We were sent this list, and please let us know if you know of some more?

Parks to walk your dogs in Johannesburg and surrounds

Because Pedigree Dentastix loves dogs so much, it has identified a few dog-friendly parks in Joburg that will get pooches straining on the leash to run, sniff around and generally have fun.

Emmarentia Dam

The Greenside-based park forms part of the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, which is a mere six kilometres from Joburg’s city centre. It is a popular spot to give dogs free reign to explore the open spaces and frolic in the water. The park is open seven days a week, from 08:00 to 18:00. Dog owners can to take a picnic basket or enjoy light refreshments at the cafĂ© on the grounds. Parking attendants patrol the main parking areas. 

Sandton Field and Study Centre

Another great park for pooches and their owners is the Sandton Field and Study Centre in Parkmore with its impressive trees and major Joburg waterway – the Braamfontein Spruit – running through it. Entrance is free, security 24/7 and visiting times are from sunrise to sunset. Dogs will delight in the space, with their leashes on or off, and there’s a dog-friendly Field Market on the first Saturday of the month.

Kingfisher Park (Fourways)

Kingfisher Park in Fourways offers a smaller 12-hectare park that allows dogs to be on or off their leashes. It is open from 08:00 to 18:00 and dogs will delight at the opportunity to run, chase a ball or just sniff around happily.

Huddle Park Golf & Recreation

If you and your furry friends enjoy working up a sweat on a walking or running trail (up to 10km), then Huddle Park in Linksfield is the perfect place for you. The entrance fee for a group of four (people and dogs) is R50 and trained and socialised dogs can run free in the dog walking park. In autumn and winter, the park is open from 08:00 to 17:00 on Mondays and from 06:30 to 17:00 from Tuesdays to Sundays. In spring and summer, the park is open from 08:00 to 18:00 on Mondays and from 06:30 to 18:00 from Tuesdays to Sundays. There is also a restaurant where water bowls are available for four-legged friends.

Information above provided via Mars

Walkhaven Dog Park  

This is one of our favourite places to take the dog. The photo on top is from Walkhaven. There is an entrance fee of R30 pp, but the area is wide, and it's lovely for a picnic, or a pizza in the park while the dogs run around. It is like dog heaven at Walkhaven.


Loeriepark is behind Randridge Mall, and is a smaller area to walk the dogs. We usually do two rounds to get in enough exercise.

Please give us more suggestions on where to take the dogs?

Disclaimer: We were invited to the Muddy Puppy Dog Walk on Sunday. Thanks so much, Pedigree and Eclipse PR.

See you there?

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