First Fenced Dog Exercise Area

15 May 2012

There's good news for the city's dogs and their owners - Wellington is about to get its first fenced-off dog exercise area.

Fenced dog exercise area in Hataitai coming soon

Fenced dog exercise area in Hataitai coming soon

The Council's Community Engagement and Reserves Manager, Amber Bill, says the exercise area - next to Patent Slip cog on Evans Bay Parade in Hataitai - will improve safety for both dogs and motorists.

"Regular users of the park were worried about their dogs being able to run onto the road, so they approached us to see if we would consider allowing the dog exercise area to be fully fenced. The area is already partially fenced."

The project, funded by the Wellington Charitable Vet Fund and the Hataitai Residents Association, has received support from the Council. Landscaping work will begin within the next six months.

"The exercise area will be getting two new park seats courtesy of the Residents Association and our staff will give the area a plant makeover," says Amber.

For a map showing the location of where the fenced-off dog exercise area will be, see:

Map - Fenced Dog Exercise Area - Hataitai (77Kb PDF)

To find out more about the new exercise park or help out with its development, email amber.bill@wcc.govt.nz or phone Amber Bill on (04) 499 4444.