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Dog exercise areas

You can exercise your dog in the following areas around Gisborne city and Wainui. You're required to keep your dog under control at all times in any dog exercise area and public place.

Don't forget to pick up your dog's droppings.

Dog friendly exercise areas with no leash required

You can exercise your dog without a leash as long as you keep them under continuous supervision and control. 

  • Midway Beach and foreshore from Pacific Street to Waipaoa River 
  • Ayton Park - corner of Balfour Road and Aberdeen Road
  • Coldstream Road Reserve
  • Heath Johnson Park - the strip on Paraone Road side of park
  • Nelson Park - area adjacent to the footbridge
  • Wainui Beach - except during school and public holidays

See the Google map - the green pins show these areas

Exercise areas on a leash

You can exercise your dog off the leash between 6am - 9am or on a leash any other time. 

  • All city and Wainui beaches except during public and school holidays.  Dogs are prohibited between any 'swim between the flags' areas.
Alfred Cox Park Awapuni Stadium - exercise areas
Atkinson Street Park Ballance Street - road end reserve
Blackpool Street Reserve - on the Childers Road side Centennial Crescent Reserve
Fox Street - road end reserve Fitzherbert Street - road end reserve
Grant Road Reserve Hall Street - road end reserve
London Street Reserve Titirangi Reserve - Kaiti Hill
Nelson Park - other than the area adjacent to the footbridge Reynolds Creek Reserve - Childers Road through to Blackpool Street Reserve
Sheehan Street - road end reserve Stafford Street - road end reserve
Waikirikiri Reserve Waikanae and Midway beaches to Pacific St includes walkways
Kaiti Beach  

See Google map - the purple pins show these areas

Related links

Dog control policy 2010

Dog control bylaw

Dog control policy and practices

Map of dog friendly areas in Gisborne city area