Kingston pram friendly walk directions
This fully paved, pram friendly walk meanders through attractive suburban streets, past heritage listed cottages, and through very pretty parks. The abundant tall mature trees throughout the route make this a shady option in summer and very colourful in autumn. There are relatively limited off-leash opportunities but there is access to a generous, off leash green space perfect for dogs to burn off excess energy. The walk starts and ends at the Kingston shops boasting several dog friendly and pram friendly cafés in Green Square.
Start/Finish - Green Square at Kingston shops, Eyre Street
Time/Distance - Allow 45 minutes/approx 3 km
Off lead rating - ♥
Parking - Eyre Street car park opposite Green Square
Dog friendly café - Our Pick BitterSweet, and others in Green Square
Public toilets - Eyre Street opposite Green Square and Telopea Park
Bins - Kingston shops, Kingston Oval and Telopea Park
Distractions - None
Playgrounds - Telopea Park
Photo gallery - See more photos taken on this walk.
Note - All our dog walks assume you are a responsible dog owner with an obedient and well-socialised dog. See our Important Stuff page before starting any of our walks.
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Kingston shops to Kingston Oval (10 minutes)
1. Start in Green Square at the corner of Eyre and Jardine Streets. Cross Eyre Street at the pedestrian crossing.
2. Turn right and follow the footpath on the left hand side of Eyre Street.
The next few streets are lined with mature deciduous and evergreen trees including pinoaks, oaks, cedars and zelkovas. This residential area features a mix of original housing dating from the 1920s and 30s, and apartment developments dating from the 1960s to now. Many of the oldest houses – in the area bounded by Dawes, Howitt, Cunningham and Leichhardt Streets – are heritage listed.
3. At the first intersection, turn left (onto Kennedy Street) and follow the footpath.
4. At the next intersection (with Dawes Street) turn right crossing over Kennedy Street to continue on Dawes Street. Continue on Dawes Street, crossing the next street (Leichhardt St).
5. On the other side of Dawes is a large playing field (Kingston Oval). When you reach the corner of Dawes and Oxley Street (the next after Leichhardt), cross to the Kingston Oval and enter the gravel car park behind the grandstand. This will give you easy access to the oval with a pram.
Off leash opportunity on the oval. While the ACT Government recently reclassified the oval 'on leash', it has been used by locals as an off leash space for 40 plus years and continues to be used this way. If not being used for sports, we can't see any reason why you can't spend some off leash time here.
The Kingston Oval provides a large green space for off leash time, however be aware that one side of the oval is bounded by a busy road (Canberra Ave).
There are bins next to the grandstand.
Kingston Oval to Telopea Park (15 minutes)
6. When you’re ready, cross back over to the other side of Dawes Street to Oxley Street.
Off leash opportunity ends as you exit the oval.
7. Follow Oxley Street and at the next intersection, turn right into Eyre Street, then left into Ovens Street, then right into Giles Street, and finally left into the second Currie Crescent.
There is a footpath only on the right side of Currie Crescent.
Some of these streets, particularly Ovens, have beautiful street trees.
8. After entering Currie Crescent, head right when you reach a t-junction (still Currie Crescent), continuing on the footpath until you reach another road (Telopea Park East). Cross the road, entering a park (Telopea Park) on a bitumen path just ahead.
Telopea Park is a beautiful, semi-formal park featuring a variety of mature exotic and native trees. A creek meanders through the park before entering Lake Burley Griffin.
There are numerous benches, picnic tables, gas barbecues and bins throughout the park as well as public toilets (on your left as you follow the bitumen path in the first few minutes).
There is also children’s playground.
Telopea Park to Kingston shops (15 minutes)
9. Follow the bitumen path (a shared pedestrian and cycle path) towards the creek, cross over the little bridge, then turn right on the path which runs roughly parallel to the creek downhill, ignoring branches to the right and left. After a minute or so, there is no option but to follow the bitumen path back over the creek and continue parallel to the creek on the left.
10. Continue following the path with the creek on your left but at the first intersection of bitumen paths, turn right to follow the path to the road at the edge of the park (Telopea Park East).
11. Cross Telopea Park East and turn immediately left to follow the footpath.
The remainder of the walk passes a range of interesting townhouse and apartment developments as well as featuring more lovely treelined streets. The pinoaks along Howitt Street are particularly impressive.
12. Take the first street right (Gosse Street) and follow the footpath.
13. Just after Gosse Street curves left, take the footpath turning to the right between the apartment buildings. The footpath terminates at Giles Street.
14. Cross Giles Street, turn left and then nearly immediately right (into Howitt Street).
15. Follow the footpath to the first intersection, then turn right (into Eyre Street). Continue on the right hand side of Eyre Street to return to the Kingston shops.
If you'd prefer to join one of our regular guided group walks, find out more at our guided walks page.