Dog Play Park (Knox Park Reserve)

Cnr Bunjil Way and Ferntree Gully Rd Knoxfield VIC 3180

Facilities
  • Water
  • Bins
  • Fenced
  • Seating

Knox City Council’s first ever fully fenced off leash dog play park is now open! The park includes several agility items such as hurdles, tunnel and weave poles.
Although the park is fully fenced off the use of the area is at the risk of the dog owner. Dog owners must be present and have control of their dogs at all times.

More Information

For additional information please visit the Knox City Council website.

Note: While Doggo aims to provide the most up-to-date information, councils and/or park authorities may change their regulations regarding dog exercise areas at any time. We suggest checking with the relevant park management for the latest information.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014 - Does this listing need updating? Let us know

26 Comments

  1. Samantha
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    hey guys has anyone been here and can verify just how fenced and “safe” this place is. i have a border collie who scaled the fence at the Epping Trial dog park…
    it seems the council didnt understand the concept of fenced in and didnt put dog proof fencing up which is a real shame

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    1. maree
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      I have a labrador (nine months old) this enclosure is perfect. If your dogs likes to mix he/she will be too busy with all the dogs to think about escaping. The majority of the fence is approx 1 and half metres.

      Enjoy!!

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      1. Samantha
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        thankyou
        he loves to chase birds lol

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    2. fiona
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      hey, with regards to height of fence, what would be appropriate for your dog
      cheers fiona

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      1. fiona
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        hey, with regards to height of fence, what would be appropriate for your dog
        cheers fiona

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  2. Kate
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    We found this place to be too small. If there had been other dogs there it would have been crowded. Also the kennel cough warnings were the icing on the cake. Big disappointment :(

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  3. Peter
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    I have a 2 year old lab and found the park to be good, not too small. Good for socialising your dog as long as they all get along. I understand the park will be closed for a week from 7 November 2011 as the council work on the fence, the entrance and exit.

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  4. meaghan
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    I have an 8 month old border collie cross kelpie have taken him there and loved it friendly dogs and people not a huge park though well fenced

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  5. Kylie
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    I find this park really great for my dog – he’s a pug though so size isn’t really a problem! Very secure and the new entrance is great. All the other dogs there have always been well socialised.

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  6. Justine
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    Took my dog there today. He loved it. It’s a Sunday and there were lots of obedience school things going on at the dog club next door, so when they finished up (around 10:45 AM) it got quite busy, around 20ish dogs at that time. Lots of fun, all sorts of dogs. All the owners were friendly. The council supply the poo bags and the water which is awesome because then all you need is a lead to walk your dog in and youre set!

    This park is a little bit small, so its more about the dogs socialising and having a run around together. It’s about half the size of a footy oval. maybe a tad under.

    Another thing, parking is not on Bunjil Way, its on the next road east, the road you would go down to get to the dog club.

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  7. Diane
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    Why is it that when they zone an area “off lead dog park” it is always the worst plot of ground the council can find. The dog park at Knox is quite small especially when you get a few large dogs in there and, once it’s rained, it is like a bog and can’t be used at all. Dogs need walking in all weather and this park is virtually useless in winter as it has no drainage.

    Cat owners are still allowed to let their cats roam around during the day, defacating anywhere they please. Dog owners are doing the right thing but are being penalised for it.

    Come on Councils, give dog owners a fair go. We’ve had so much land taken from us for walking dogs, the least you could do is give us a decent piece of land to walk our canine friends.

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  8. joseph
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    I find that the fences are not nearly dog proof, any half decent size dog could jump them, if attacked by another dog and it is right on the main road, my dog couldn’t use any of the equipment and there isn’t any space to run, it a poor excuse as a dog park my dogs pen at home is better fenced and not much smaller, seriously, it gives no sense as a dog park it is a dog run, boggy and dangerous.

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  9. Mike
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    The fences are fine and as the park is in a bit of a depression, a dog would be running uphill to jump over most of them(particularly near the road). It is a bit dusty and that’s a result of the size of the park that!s open in January 2013, but the council has closed part of the area so grass can grow there. Not sure if this is a long term strategy to have one open and the other closed. The adjoining general-use park is well grassed and fenced allowing for games.. The only downside on the day we were there was a staffycalled Dante who was aggressive and who had a go at a couple of dogs before his owner took him away. . He seemed to be a local as his owner walked him home.

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  10. elaine
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    went for first time last night dogs loved it – all friendly. Would love some sort of pool even if its only shallow the dogs could cool off.

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  11. pascheroakleysdegros
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    Les enfants peuvent contester maman ou papa à un samedi télécommande radio de voiture de course et le dimanche ou prendre part à l’un des autres activités gratuites telles que le jeu de poches ou d’un rouleau pneu. De plus, vous ne voudrez pas manquer les démonstrations néerlandais four de cuisson de pommes à tarte et GRATUIT échantillons samedi, Septembre 3 et 10. pas cher oakleys de gros

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  12. Kerry
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    Hey this is such a great ideA, does anyone know of any other
    Parks like this in other areas??? Thx!!

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  13. Rob
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    It has been expanded and there is room for a lot of dogs, but so far the two parts are yet to be opened together :( The biggest disappointment was that it was built in a natural basin, and even with drainage it gets very wet – in fact at times swampy! Water on tap, ‘doggy poo bags’ often available for free, good parking.

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  14. Bianca
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    Does anyone know if this park is lit at night?

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  15. Pat
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    I take my 3 dogs to this park all of the time, went today for 3 hours
    It is dusty at one end but muddy at the other, but it’s okay, i love watching all of the breeds playing, I am happy just to sit and talk to the nice people I have met there
    The fences are fine, never seen a dog jump over yet, there are 2 gates at each end, so it is pretty safe

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  16. Alice!
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    My dogs love the Park.

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  17. iiToby
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    Hi Guys,

    What are the better times to come here? We want our pug to get a bit more socialised. It is a 30min drive for us so would be good to know the better times.

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    1. Jo
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      Hi iitoby
      Where do you and your pug live?? I have been looking for socialising for my pugalier in casey area.

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    2. Becc
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      Friday nights are generally busy anytime after 5pm. Weekends are packed if the weather is nice :) hope that helps Toby

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  18. Soph
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    I took my 3yr old Schnauzer here yesterday — we got there late but there were still many dogs there! Met some really friendly people and all the dogs were well socialized! Highly recommend this place!

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  19. Alexis
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    Hi everyone,

    I take my pooch here all the time and she absolutely loves it!
    I’ve never found the size of the park to be an issue as I often go when there are a lot of large dogs there and they all have plenty of room to run around and socialize.
    I agree that if you have a dog that is a good jumper or likes to dig its way out underneath fences then you could get uneasy, as I have in the past as my puppy is very small. However usually there are too many other dogs there for them to play with and make great new friends with that it is rare I see dogs even going near the fence lines directly next to the road. Also 99% of the dog owners that come to the park are incredibly nice people and will keep and eye on every dog in the park, not just their own, so you can always rest assured that you will have a happy human on your side to help handle any wandering paws.
    I have also never had an issue with any sort of diseases or viruses being transmitted through the dogs and I have been going to the park for years. Even before my puppy was fully immunized (and at a time where she would be more susceptible to catching anything) I took her down and had no issue with her health, and the socializing from a young age really helps.

    Unfortunately on the wetter days and months the park tends to get some quite big and unsightly puddles, as well as large muddy areas that your dog will no doubt try and roll in unless they are particular about getting dirty. After talking with several other dog owners/regulars that attend the park, myself and another regular have created a Facebook group titles ‘Knox dog play park’, it is only a new group (that we will be advertising at the park soon), but we are hoping this will encourage the owners to get to know each other more and become more familiar with each other’s dogs. The other main reason we created this page is to make the council aware and fix up the water and drainage issue as I stated above. (If anyone would like to join the group feel free, and also feel free to sign the petition and spread the word about getting this issue fixed so that the park can be a nice place to take our four legged friends all year round.

    There are also plenty of park benches spread over the area for the dog owners to sit on, and a number of drink stations for the dogs. which although are maintained I would just recommend that you try to use your own bowl or something similar as much as possible! :)

    I think that for any person with a new dog they are looking to get socialized or anyone with a dog who just loves the company of other new and exciting dogs, I would recommend giving this place a visit. And it’s just down the road from City Farmers in Ferntree Gully if you want to take you pooch in for a shop for any supplies while you are out!

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  20. Carolyn Cook
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    this park is for DOGS not little kids,
    there are few fenced off places for dogs to run free
    there is a perfectly good park next door

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