Dog runs in Singapore
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All dog owners know that daily walks around the block can get a tad mundane. But thank goodness dog runs are a thing, providing our poochie pals with the much needed room to stretch their legs and socialise with other pets.
Here, we’ve compiled an up-to-date guide to all the public dog runs in Singapore - and we’re not just talking about the well known ones at Bishan Park or West Coast. So whether you’re staying in the far flung North or in town, there’s no excuse not to spend some active quality time with your furkids - sans leash.
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1. Bishan Park Dog Run
We’re starting off the list with the most popular spot: Bishan Park Dog Run. Its convenient location smack dab in the heart of Singapore makes this a hotspot for dog owners and lovers alike.
There are 2 pens: a larger area where dogs can sprint about, and a smaller adjoining pen supposedly for the smaller pups. The dog runs here are well equipped with gravel footpaths, bench seating and water taps to keep your pets hydrated.
Drop by during the weekend to see the wide variety of visiting breeds and make a new friend or two. There’s also a dog friendly cafe The Canopy nearby, so you can have a nice brunch sesh after.
Address: Bishan Park (2), 1384 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
2. Potong Pasir Avenue 1
One of the bigger HDB dog runs on the list.
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Located along the HDB estates of Potong Pasir, Potong Pasir Avenue 1 Dog Run is surprisingly spacious despite being in the heartlands. The place is organised, with well-maintained grass patches.
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This dog run has tons of footpaths for the humans, making it easier to avoid stepping into potential “landmines”. Amenities include benches and a tall water tap where you can rinse off your dog after.
Address: 120 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 347685 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 347685 (Near Potong Pasir Ave 1 Block 101)
3. K9 Park at NEX
K9 playground: suitable for small and medium sized dogs
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Good news to all dog owners: you can now bring your pet to the playground! The K9 Park located on the rooftops of NEX mall boasts 2 pet pens, both equipped with brightly coloured obstacle courses.
Paid training sessions are occasionally conducted here, so you can have your pup jumping through hoops in no time. It’s also right beside a huge Pet Lover’s Center so you can pick up a quick snack for your pup or send him for a grooming session after.
Tip: There’s a special elevator just for dogs, leading you straight to the dog run. The lift is accessible via the carpark.
Address: Level 4R #04-03 & #04-71, NEX mall, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083
Opening hours: 10.30AM - 10.30PM daily
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4. West Coast Dog Run
The West Coast Dog Run can fit over a hundred dogs with room to spare and is great for massive breeds.
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This place can be a little out of the way for those living on the other side of the island, but being the biggest dog run in Singapore, it’s a must-visit. Those hyperactive furkids will have ample space to clock in their top speeds.
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Numerous sheltered tables are scattered along the cement footpaths - great if you’re planning to spend a longer time here. Free water points are available at the pen.
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There’s also a high tech Dog Washing Booth ($10/bath) which dispenses shampoo, conditioner, leave in treatment and ends it all off with a quick blow-dry.
Address: West Coast Park, along Clementi Dog Run
5. Clementi Woods Dog Run
Clementi Woods Park Dog Run is a well kept secret among residents in the area.
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With its large area space and sloped terrain, the dog run at Clementi Woods Park Dog Run provides a good workout for you and your furry one. Tables & benches available.
The quiet and scenic environment is ideal for some one-on-one quality time with your pet.
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Address: Clementi Woods Park, West Coast Rd, near Kent Vale Block F
6. Jurong Lake Gardens Dog Run (re-opening in 2019)
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Currently undergoing a major revamp, the Jurong Lake Gardens, along with its dog run, is hyped up to be one of the newest developments to look forward to. Slated to re-open in 2019 and located beside The Chinese & Japanese Gardens, you can be sure it’ll be stunning.
Address: Jurong Lake Park, along Yuan Ching Road
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7. Katong Park Dog Run
This dog run is well sheltered by the large canopies of the old surrounding trees.
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This dog run is located in the historical Katong Park, once the site of Fort Tanjong Katong. The long rectangular running area is spacious and free of obstructions for your dog to stretch its legs. The pen also has benches in them.
It’s also conveniently right next to the washroom outpost if you need to answer the call of nature.
Address: Katong Park, along Fort Road
8. Tampines Central Park Dog Run
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Don’t dismiss this neighbourhood park located at the heart of Tampines. Despite being one of the smaller parks in Singapore, it’s actually a happening hotspot that has its own dog run.
The dog pen itself is on the smaller side but comfortably fits the pet owners in the surrounding HDB blocks. Pop by during the weekend and soak up the atmosphere of the crowd and activities happening in the park. We also heard it’s a popular place for Pokemon Go players to battle raids at.
Address: Tampines Central Park, near Block 856 Tampines Street 82, Singapore 520856
9. Simpang Bedok Dog Run
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Right next to a set of flats, this neighbourhood dog run spot is a hit with the nearby residents - being in a convenient location for an after-work walk. Note there’s no waterpoint in this area so be sure to bring some water for your pet.
Address: At the corner junction of Jalan Pari Burong and Upper Changi Road
10. Mariam Way Dog Run
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Tucked away in residential estate of Mariam Walk, this cosy dog run is frequented by the residents in the area. The community of pet owners in the neighbourhood are really friendly, so don’t be shy to mingle around.
It’s right beside a playground, making a nice place for a short family outing if you live around the area.
Address: Mariam Way Playground, Mariam Way
11. Interim Park Dog Run
Interim Park Dog Run: A recent 2017 addition to the list of dog runs in Singapore
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This spacious dog run located at the fringes of Kembangan is a quiet change from what you’d usually expect at the bigger and busier dog parks.
The hilly terrain makes for an interesting environment for the dogs to explore.
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There’s an abundance of seating available and the grove of trees provides welcome shade on a hot sunny afternoon. We heard larger breeds tend to frequent this park too.
Tip: We suggest wearing proper shoes rather than flip-flops at this dog run so that you don’t accidentally stub your toe on a tree root. Also, do bring a water bottle for your pup as there’s no water point here.
Address: Lengkong Enam, Interim Park (Along Jalan Selamat and Lengkong Tujuh)
12. Pasir Ris Dog Run (Next to Block 550)
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Within the HDB enclaves of Pasir Ris, this dog run is strategically situated in between two major parks: Tampines Eco Green & Pasir Ris Town Park. This makes for a good mid-way pitstop for you and your pooch when you're out on that jogging session.
If you’re going by car, you can park at the multi-storey carpark at the HDB blocks right next to it.
Address: Pasir Ris Street 51, near Block 550, along the Tampines River & park connector
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13. Tiong Bahru Dog Run
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Tucked away behind the alleyways hipster cafes of Tiong Bahru, the Tiong Bahru Sit Wah Dog Run is a quaint little dog run to bring your pooch to. The abundance of landscaped trees also provides a comfortable shade throughout the day.
Several nearby pet-friendly cafes also offer outdoor seating for your furry date. This includes the likes of Tiong Bahru Bakery, and Flock Cafe, with affordable breakfast sets starting from $10.
Address: 3A Sit Wah Road (behind Block 82 Tiong Poh Road).
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14. Yishun Park Dog Run
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The lawn is frequently maintained and free of bald spots
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This strangely triangular shaped dog run is located along Yishun Avenue 11, opposite the Adora Green flats. The area is well maintained and features a cement path that borders the pen. Note, there’s no water point within the pen but public water coolers are situated nearby.
While you’re at it, take the chance to explore the park’s footpaths with your furry companion. We heard there are tons of fruit trees in the park lining the walkways like mango, durian and jackfruit trees. Just be sure your pup doesn't sneakily eat any fruits off the ground!
Address: Yishun Park, along Yishun Avenue 11, opposite Adora Green Block 348B
15. Sembawang Park Dog Run
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It’s a well known fact that Sembawang Park has a dog run but it’s notoriously hard to locate within the park, especially if you’re a first timer there. But it’s well worth the short “hike” because it’s possibly the second biggest dog run on our sunny island.
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Right beside The Ship Playground, this long rectangular dog run is set on a gentle sloping hill - giving your glutes a good stretch. Washroom and water cooler facilities are just a stone's throw away so you too can freshen up after that workout.
Address: Sembawang Park, Sembawang Road (Near the Ship Playground)
Free 24/7 public dog parks in SG
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With this up-to-date extensive list of dog runs in Singapore, finding a location to spend your weekend with your beloved furkids, off-leash, has never been easier.
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