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Dog exercise areas

You can exercise your dog in the following areas around Gisborne city and Wainui.

You must keep your dog under control at all times in a public place.

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

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Dog friendly exercise areas - no leash

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 map below, the green pins show these areas.

Exercise areas on a leash

All city and Wainui beaches except during public and school holidays. Dogs are prohibited between any 'swim between the flags' areas.

Alfred Cox ParkAwapuni Stadium - exercise areas
Atkinson Street ParkBallance Street - road end reserve
Blackpool Street Reserve - on the Childers Road sideCentennial Crescent Reserve
Fox Street - road end reserveFitzherbert Street - road end reserve
Grant Road ReserveHall Street - road end reserve
London Street ReserveTitirangi Reserve - Kaiti Hill
Nelson Park - other than the area adjacent to the footbridgeReynolds Creek Reserve - Childers Road through to Blackpool Street Reserve
Sheehan Street - road end reserveStafford Street - road end reserve
Waikirikiri ReserveWaikanae and Midway beaches to Pacific St includes walkways
Kaiti Beach 

See the map below, the purple pins show these areas

Dog friendly areas in Gisborne city

Dog exercise areas

Dog prohibited areas

Dogs are prohibited in the following areas in the Gisborne district.

Swim between the flag areas at  Waikanae, Midway and Wainui beach Abbott Street Reserve
Gladstone Road - between Customhouse Street and Roebuck Road Anzac Park
Adventure Playground Alfred Cox Park
Airport - and all the land owned by the Airport Barry Park 
Blackpool Street Reserve, on the Blackpool St side Botanical Gardens
Childers Road Reserve Churchill Park
Emily Street Reserve Harry Barker Reserve
Heath Johnston Park ( Wainui Road end) Hei Pipi Reserve
Innes Street Reserve Ida Road Reserve
Kaiti Mall Kelvin Park
Kaiti Memorial Park Mangapapa Reserve
Mary Street Reserve Marina Park
Martin Street Reserve Olympic Pool Complex
The Soundshell The Oval
Railway Reserve Rutene Road Reserve
Rugby Park Skate Park
Victoria Domain Titirangi Park
Vivian Street Reserve Waikanae Beach Holiday Park
Waiteata Park Watson Park