I wonder why it has taken me so long to write about Huddle Park. Mia and I are regulars there and go several times a week. Its been over a year since a friend told me about this great place where I could take Mia and let her run free. Huddle Park is still relatively unknown to most dog lovers in the area, making it a secret haven for those who visit.
There has always been the option of going to the Gillooly’s Farm, but we’ve been there a couple of times and the ducks and freely available bones on the ground did not go down well with either Mia or me! So when I found out about Huddle Park, I was ecstatic. Located on Club Street in Linksfield, Huddle Park is different from the other parks in Joburg. It is primarily a Golf Course but is fast becoming an overall recreation centre for the entire family with activities like MTB (mountain biking), walking trails and trout fishing.
A large part of the park, aside from the golf course, is actually owned by Investec and had been lying vacant and unused for a long time. It is this area, located to the right of the parking lot, that has been opened up and is available to the public. This massive piece of land is totally secure and fully fenced and throughout the week, dogs of all sizes and shapes can be seen having a good time.
When I say its huge I mean it takes about 40-50mins to walk along the perimeter! Because of its size, the park offers a lot of solitude and is perfect for anyone looking to spend some quiet time with their dogs. After a long run or walk, you can also head to the cafe located on the premises (towards the main golf course), for a quick bite or some hot coffee.
Address: Club Street (Closest corner Shelley Avenue), Linksfield, Johannesburg
Other dog parks in Joburg:
Emmarentia (Johannesburg Botanical Gardens)