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Hawthorne Canal Reserve

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Narrow parks hug the Hawthorne Canal right up to Iron Cove and the Bay Run. The east side... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2018
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Dog Walk

Great flat walking path, that goes from Marion St to the Bay Walk. There is play equipment... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Sacha L
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Darley Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Narrow parks hug the Hawthorne Canal right up to Iron Cove and the Bay Run. The east side (Hawthorne Canal Reserve) has a popular dog park and dog-friendly cafe plus the light rail stop, while the west side (Richard Murden Reserve) has lots of sports...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The dog park is a fantastic place for owners and dogs with only one unfenced end so dogs are securely enclosed for walking and playing. Plenty of open space and shade! Great café with good coffee and treats for owners and pooches.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beverley M
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Great flat walking path, that goes from Marion St to the Bay Walk. There is play equipment, bbq’s,tennis courts, basketball courts, and toilets on one side and a off leash dog park, cafe and light rail station on the other side of the canal.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sacha L
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I live near the Hawthorn canal but had never ventured across the light rail tracks until a daughter led me to the great kids park. Fantastic play equipment keep all 3 kids happy for hours. Last week I again ventured a walk incorporating the car...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a great public space with play equipment (for kids), walking paths and an off the leash park if you want to take your dog somewhere for a run. What's nice is that within the dog park there's a cafe and seating, so you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Craig_Tapper
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Have been going to this park for over 10 years. Great place for your dog's, plenty of room for the dogs to run, and a good place to meet up with friends for a coffee.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We bring our doggie here regularly. There is a non-dog park side as well. But the dog side is clearly fenced off. Cafe Bones there is really good. Never had a bad experience here. Very casual! Loving dogs is a must if you come over...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We come here on regular walks either with or without dog/rest of family. There are always people around but not too many as with the bay run. There is park on either side of the canal. One side has the tram stop, off-leash dog park...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank busymum2016
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is by far the favourite place for Dave and monkey our two pups. Not only do they get to check their Pee-Mail and sniff some butts but they might even get a puppacino at Bones Café. Then its off to chase some tail at...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Raaz S
Reviewed 18 June 2016

As others have said, an amazing area for dog owners to meet and sociable dogs to meet and play. Cafe Bones (leash-free cafe) in the middle of it all is a great idea. Obviously with all the dogs it pays to just be aware of...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank casandlisa
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