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.
Some dog exercise areas around the district have a mix of on-leash and off-leash times. In these areas:
During Daylight saving time, dogs are allowed off-leash from 6pm-10am (but on-leash from 10am-6pm).
During Winter time, dogs are allowed off-leash from 3pm-10am (but on-leash from 10am-3pm).
Dog exercise areas in Waipā's rural areas
As well as in our main towns, there are dog exercise areas located in Ohaupō, Pirongia, Acacia Narrows, and at Lake Ngā Roto and Lake Karāpiro.
If you'd like a printed version of the Rural Doggy Dos and Doggy Don'ts brochure and maps, Click here.