We all know how hard it is to find the motivation to exercise. But what if you had a training buddy that motivated you and made it fun too? What if your training buddy was… your dog? Imagine the fun you guys could have together!
Brisbane City holds dog events throughout the year, and has some great dog parks that you can visit (details below).
Free local events to exercise with your pet:
parkrun organise weekly timed 5km runs through pleasant parkland surroundings around the world. They are open to everyone, safe, free and easy to take part in. We encourage people of every ability to take part – from those who would prefer to walk the course to qualified Olympic runners, we welcome you all. Please visit the parkrun website for more details.
Please visit the parkrun website for more details.
The Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation is synonymous with health and fitness. Walking groups are available in most areas across Brisbane and many encourage dogs to attend. What a great way to meet new people and work out with your four-legged training buddy!
Visit the Heart Foundation Walking website for more details
Brisbane Meet-ups for Dogs
More and more people are looking for ways to get out and about with their canine buddies. Brisbane Meet Ups have groups for both small and large dogs. Visit the website Brisbane Meet Ups
Kedron Brook Trail
A string of pleasant parks between Brookside and Toombul Shopping centres offer great opportunities to take your dog for a good walk. Families love Kalinga Park at Wooloowin and for shade, try the woodland that used to be a US wartime base at the Grange Forest Park, which includes a leash-free dog run. There are great amenities for a family picnic in Ginstead Park with walks up past Sparkes Hill’s flying fox colony on a pleasant walking track that runs along the boundary of Everton Park High School. Perhaps the most popular dog walking area along the whole creek system is downstream from the Gilbert road bridge at Grange. The north side of the creek is a long grassy swath set aside by the council for leash-free walks. With big sandstone “stepping stones” and a pool ideal for dogs to leap in to fetch a tennis ball just below the bridge, this is a social hub for mutts and their owners, especially in the hour before sundown. Walk downstream towards Lutwyche and let your hound meet and greet other pets. They love it!
The Million Paws Walk
Provides a great opportunity to socialise with your dog, have a fun walk and raise some money for homeless pets.
Event date: Sunday 21st of May 2017 – Million Paws Walk Information
If you’re still building up your fitness or just after a fun play date for your pooch, check out the fantastic dog parks in your area.
Logan City Council website has a great information page which will give you lots of information.