Enjoy exercise with your best friend

How much fun is it to have a buddy to motivate and train with you? Well, Brisbane offers plenty of opportunities to do just that, in both walking and running groups, along with some great dog parks for you to visit (see details below).

Free local events to exercise with your pet:

parkrun Australia

parkrun Australia 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 to Olympic runners, all are welcome!

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








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.

Brisbane City Council provides over 120 dog off-leash areas in parks across Brisbane. These locations are generally fenced areas where dogs can run, exercise and socialise leash-free with other dogs and dog park visitors.

Dog off-leash areas include such facilities as seating, water, dog waste bins and some shaded areas. Some dog parks also include agility equipment for agility drills and shelters for dog park visitors.

Visit the Brisbane City Council website  for further information