Inland exercise areas

Download or view maps which show where you can exercise your dogs in parks, reserves and on Wellington walkways.

Cog Park Dog Exercise Area closure

The Cog Park Dog Exercise Area will be closed from Monday 9 October for a minimum of 4 weeks. The closure is due to renovation works required on the turf to rejuvenate the grass.

Two people on a Wellington walkway with their dogs on leads.

Explore the interactive dog exercise and restricted areas map, or download a PDF map for a specific area, to find out where you:

  • can exercise your dog off-leash
  • can walk your dog on-lead
  • can't take your dog.

Off-leash areas

When exercising dogs off-leash, owners and handlers must maintain control over their dogs at all times. Be alert and make sure that your dog isn't behaving aggressively towards other dogs or people. Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Fully fenced dog exercise areas

Wellington has four fully fenced off-leash dog exercise areas:

  • lower part of Treasure Island / Kainui Reserve, Hataitai (land opposite Cog Park)
  • Ian Galloway Park in Karori / Northland – this area is lit from dusk until 8pm
  • Taylor Park, Tawa (access through Redwood Station car park)
  • Mount Albert Park, Berhampore – three entrances and our largest fully fenced dog park.

On-leash areas

Leashed dogs are welcome in many popular gardens, most of the Wellington Town Belt and on city streets.

Central city

Dog owners are welcome to walk through the central city with their dogs on-leash at all times of the day and throughout the year.

Dogs across the city are not allowed to be left unattended in any public place.