Dog exercise areas


Dogs must be on a lead at all times when on Council parks and reserves, unless the areas are designated otherwise. Some parks have areas specifically set aside for dog exercise purposes, and others prohibit dogs completely.

Dog exercise areas and prohibited areas

Check out these designated areas in Waipā where dogs can be exercised freely off the leash. Please be a responsible owner and bring your own supply of plastic bags for collecting your dog's poo. Bins for dog poos are provided in each of the designated exercise areas. 

Dog exercise areas in Te Awamutu and Kihikihi

If you'd like a printed version of this map, pop in to the Council office in Te Awamutu or Cambridge and grab a copy of the Doggy Dos and Doggy Don'ts brochure​.

Dog exercise areas​ in Cambridge and Leamington

If you'd like a printed version of this map, pop in to the Council office in Te Awamutu or Cambridge and grab a copy of the Doggy Dos and Doggy Don'ts brochure.

Dog exercise areas​ in Waipā's rural areas

As well as in our main towns, there are dog exercise areas located in Pirongia, Ohaupō, Acacia Narrows, and at Lake Ngā Roto and Lake Karāpiro.

If you'd like a printed version of this map, pop in to the Council office in Te Awamutu or Cambridge and grab a copy of the Doggy Dos and Doggy Don'ts brochure.

Dog restrictions on Mount Kakepuku

Mount Kakepuku is joint-managed by Council and by the Department of Conservation (DoC). Dogs on leads are only permitted on the tracks within the Waipā​ District Council reserve area. Please keep an eye out for the DoC signage as you approach the summit, as the top of the mountain is a tapu (sacred) area where dogs are prohibited.​Dog restrictions on Mount Kakepuku

Page reviewed: 29 Mar 2019 12:28pm