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April 2017

Wellington's Third Fully Fenced Dog Park, an update

Wellington's Third Fully Fenced Dog Park
 - Update/Timeline

 from facebook:
Malcolm's comment "Funding was approved last year for three dog exercise areas over a three year period. The first was Ian Galloway Park (Karori/Wilton) which has now been completed. There has been lots of positive feedback about this one. Next year it will be the turn of part of Sinclair Park in Houghton Bay, then Taylor Park in Tawa the following year. Beyond that, who knows? It would be good to have a further two or three fenced in different parts of the city, but they come at considerable cost. $200,000 has been set aside for the first three!
The closeoff date for letting Council know your views about any dog-related matters is 2nd May 2016
 Wellington City Council is currently reviewing its Dog Policy. You can find out what Council is proposing, including changes at a number of existing dog exercise areas, at http://wellington.govt.nz/…/p…/consultations/open/dog-policy Funding was approved last year for three dog exercise areas over a three year period. The first was Ian Galloway Park (Karori/Wilton) which has now been completed. There has been lots of positive feedback about this one. Next year it will be the turn of part of Sinclair Park in Houghton Bay, then Taylor Park in Tawa the following year. Beyond that, who knows? It would be good to have a further two or three fenced in different parts of the city, but they come at considerable cost. $200,000 has been set aside for the first three! The closeoff date for letting Council know your views about any dog-related matters is 2nd May 2016!
Dog Policy - Public InputDetails of the proposed Dog Policy include dog exercie areas review - and how you can have your say.wellington.govt.nz


Loose Leash Dog Walking Service Newlands Johnsonville Wellington And the Next Fully Fenced Dog Park is .... Sinclair Park !

from the WCC 13 April, 2016
 
New canine exercise area in Wilton sets tails wagging13 April 2016A new fully fenced dog exercise area at Wilton’s Ian Galloway Park, adjacent to the new BMX track at the corner of Whitehead Road and Curtis Street, is guaranteed to get tails wagging, says Wellington City Council Open Space and Parks Manager, Amber Bill.
















Cr. Malcolm Sparrow with Abby, and Mayor Wade-Brown with Storm.

 “This is now the largest fenced dog park in Wellington and is already proving to be extremely popular with local dog owners and their dogs,” she says.
 The park features a double gate system for safety, a tap and water bowl, a poo-bag dispenser, rubbish bin and night lighting to ensure your dogs and you stay safe at night
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 Council is also interested in investigating partnerships with local businesses to install dog agility equipment.

 Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says Council approved funding for three fully fenced dog exercise areas in the 2015/16 Annual Plan.
 “Ian Galloway Park was the first and potential sites are being investigated to develop one next year and a third in 2018.”
“We have done some consultation around developing Sinclair Park in the south and Taylor Park in the north,” she says. Neither site, which are existing dog exercise areas, are currently fenced.
 Council is currently reviewing the Animal Bylaw, Dog Policy and dog exercise areas. Preferred locations of the additional fenced areas could change depending on community feedback. Details of these public consultations can be found on the Wellington City Council website, at local libraries and community centres. Public consultation runs from 1 April – 2 May 2016 so make sure you have your say. Changes will be agreed and in force by September 2016
.Mayor Wade-Brown says that in the meantime, if you haven’t yet visited the new dog park at Ian Galloway Park, pack up your furry friend and head on down for a visit. - WCC


Further Updates to follow ...

 Watch this space - Penny / Loose Leash Dog Walking Newlands Johnsonville Wellington 

Wellington's Fully Fenced Dog Park #2 Ian Galloway Park

from
Exciting news! 3/02/2016
Wellington is getting another fully fenced dog park! 
The first one at Cog Park, Evans Bay, although relatively small, has been welcomed by dog owners and this one at
 Ian Galloway Park will be too I'm sure! 

Here's what the Open Space & Parks Manager from WCC has to say..........
 "Work on the fenced dog-exercise area at Ian Galloway Park will be starting next week.
The dog exercise area has been shifted to the east of the park, next to Curtis Street.
The new area is being fully fenced, with three double gates – one next to the car park, the other off Curtis Street and the other on the west side next to the BMX track.
 Please see the below (and attached) landscape plan. 
Many thanks to those of you who have provided input to the final plan.
We know that drainage will be a challenge for us all this winter. If funding is available after the fencing has been completed, we are hoping to try some grass mounds to try to alleviate some of the hollows and wet spots. 
Please bear with us as works progress and we hope you enjoy the new fenced dog exercise area.



 Some interesting history on Ian Galloway Park, named after
Ian Galloway who was a former Director of Parks and Recreation.

The site was the Western Landfill or Wilton Tip as it was known, operated between 1946-1973. This explains the uneven surface and drainage issues.

 

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