Wellington's Third Fully Fenced Dog Park
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 Input
Details of the proposed Dog Policy include dog exercie areas review - and how you can have your say.wellington.govt.nz
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
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
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.
Wellington's first fully fenced dog exercise area should be completed in the next fortnight. Mirimar Vet Allan Probert has organised a $20,000 fundraiser to complete the fencing of Cog Park, near Greta Pt in Evans Bay.
He said it was about time that Wellington Dog Owners had a fully fenced area where they could safely let their dog off the leash. He said dog owners, who pay Wellington City Council $1 million a year in fees, deserved something for their money and he could see a good case for similar exercise areas in other suburbs. The park was partially fenced and he expected work to completely fence it would start within the next week.
from The Dominion Post Tues September 4, 2012 page A3
Note: Photo is Not Cog Park Dog Park !
Dogs at Play - Wellington
From Penny Krieg of Loose Leash Dog Walking Service
Newlands Johnsonville Wellington
find us on facebook to view more photo's of Woof Woof Ruff Dog Exercise Areas & Dogs at play ( and on Dog Walks ! )
Cog Park Dog Park Fence under construction, below
Up Date: Friday 7/09/12
Up Date: 12/09/2012
Fully Fenced Exercise Area Now Open To Dogs !
Dog Owners are now welcome to use the fully-Fenced dog exercise area next to Greta Point Cafe on Evans Bay Parade in Hataitai... click on the text below ! for the article in the CityLife Independent Herald Wednesday, September 12, 2012 page 19.
Photo above : 14/09/2012
Woof Woof Ruff Dog Park Exercise Area sign - Up
Entry Gates - Hung
Paths - Laid
Dog Drinking Water to come, at some stage soon !
Dog Poo Bin to come at some stage soon !
= AWESOME !!!
I imagine that people will come to this, Wellingtons First Fully Fenced Dog Park from ALL over Wellington...
as its invaluable for:
small dog safety, for those that are timid, or afraid of large dogs...
retaining puppies in training within the Dog Park,
for teaching Recall to your Dog,
and of course the Biggy... Keeping Your dog OFF the road and out of the Traffic ! ( I'm sure most of us have had a dog that suddenly decides that its a good idea to pop across the road, out of the Dog Park, to visit / meet and greet another dog on the other side ! (painted on ears, all of a sudden ! )
Pass the word and let all your doggy friends and those you meet,
know that Cog Park Dog Park is Open !
See you out there, Penny - Loose Leash Dog Walking
and as Allan Probert says " Enjoy ! "
7.40pm Sunday night.
Just got back home from walking the dogs...and got soaked (again)
ten minutes from home! Murphy's Law.
Was rather enjoying the quiet, peaceful nighttime walk,
spending one on one time with my dogs... untill the rain hit. Darn.
Thank goodness for Dehumidifers, shoes should be dry by the morning.
Had an enjoyable afternoon reading "Flash" by Joyce Stranger,
about a boy and his collie pup set in Scotland. Very moving.
This book was one of the 5 dog books I managed to get a the recent
Monster Book Fair Johnsonville. Big Paws Up to the Johnsonville Rotary
Club and Life Education Trust.
Another title I have been dipping into is "The Reform School Handbook
DELINQUENT DOGS by Tony Wilkinson.
< checkout the photo (rain on the lens)
dog walking in the
little Miss geyhound cutey in her
fluffy collared Black doggy rain coat
(red pokadot collar)
Mr Doby in his Purple dog rain coat.
& LH side "Miss Rain doesn't bother me"
< Pet peeve,
Wheelie bins blocking the footpath
(also last Thursday 21st June)
WCC Recyling Bin out....Thurs?
Also last Thursday I attempted to take some photos of a family of
5 Pukeko's feeding in the rain, (NZ's Purple Swamp Hen)
but failed. have to try again at a later date. Watch this space.
the Dog Walker
Loose Leash Dog Walking
P.S. redevelopment off the old Newlands Park Auto site is going ahead in leaps and bounds. Unfortunately its meant the loss of the plantings by the round about, heres hoping that these can be replaced or even bettered when the work is finished!
The council staff who worked on these planting must be Really Gutted! Big Paws Up Guys!
We, the Dogs that is, were a little worried about the first day of the new kerbside recycling service. We were expecting to find recycling wheelie bins & bags in the middle of the footpath instead of at the curbside. When we are out taking a dog walk we can get one eyed about anything blocking our progress, you know how it is.... things to see, places to go, pee mail to read, dog parks to visit.... important stuff to a dog! Anything at all that gets in our way or impeeds our progress....
Sometimes my dog walker says "go right" and I mix up my left paws with my right, and I go left.... and my smart arse dog walker laughs and says "no your other right" and has to stop and untangle my lead from around the wheelie bin or even back me up...
Sometimes I just want to jump over the green bin instead of mucking about going around, but that doesn't always work out to well! see photo >
So we dogs were quite relieved not to find very many bins at all blocking the footpath, well done everybody! A BIG Paws Up from us Dogs!
Signed " the Dog"
also known as O.B.1.
Didn't he do well, for a dog? You should have seen him using the keyboard, he kind of had to type with one toenail as his hairy paws are way to big for the keys!
Good Dog! Well Done Boy!
Penny the Dog Walker
Loose Leash Dog Walking
Had to bath the dog....
due to a incident with some poop in the park, Churton Park Dog Exercise Area on Halswater Dr actually. Someone failed to scoop their dogs poop, one minute she's sniffing, the next she's dropped her shoulder and rolling! Yuk! No it wasn't funny. Twice in two days!
One of the hazards of dog walking.
Could have used Cecilia's Pampered Pooch Dog Hair Salon Dog Bath services!
Cecilia and Pampered Pooch have recently relocated from 8 Frank Johnson St, Johnsonville, on the motorway overbridge, to # 64 Ohariu Road, Johnsonville next to the Meekwoods Reserve Dog Park up above Johnsonville Main School.
Talking of Churton Park...
The Churton Park Revegetation Group is having its first Planting Day of the season, Saturday June 11th from 1pm. Tools and gloves are provided, but firm shoes are needed. Meet at the site beside Middleton Road, just north of Wingfield Place. Everyone welcome. More info: John Morrison on 477 1020.
from Citylife Independent Herald June 1, 2011 What's Up Events - Planting Day
Have a Great Weekend,
Penny the Dog Walker
Loose Leash Dog Walking Service Newlands Johnsonville
Update: PLANTING DAY
Enviro Day was held on June 2nd to mark Arbor Day on June 5th, at Seton Nossiter Park (Dog Park) Paparangi / Grenada. Students from Paparangi and Newlands Schools planted native plants and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown attended.
Go Kids! Well done!.
Trelissick Park Group will hold a community planting day at Trelissick Park (Dog Park) in Ngaio on Tuesday, June 21, 9.30-midday. Meet at the Hanover St entrance. for information visit trelissick.park.org.nz
from Citylife Independent Herald Wednesday, June 15, 2011 WHAT'S UP EVENTS
The Adopt a Pet Day at Newlands Community Centre
with 5 kittens and cats? adopted into their new forever homes.
Well done everyone involved!
A Dog Adoption Day may be possible at a much later date,
watch this space!
ex SPCA 2007 (and proud!)
& rehomed @ 3 yrs
In the meantime, if you are considering adopting a puppy or older dog, approach the SPCA direct, on ph:3898044 ext 808.
also check out;
What Your DOG Needs 63p
Published in New Zealand by Penguin Group 2007
By Liz Palika SPCA
Intro by Bruce Fogle, DVM
Forewrd by Bob Kerridge, MNZM, KStJ, JP, BppAnTech, AFNZIM,
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SPCA AUCKLAND
The Adopted Dog Bible
486p pub 2009
Your one-stop resource for choosing, training, and caring for
your sheltered or rescued dog
by Kim Saunders of Petfinders.com
Adopting a Pet For Dummies 362p Wiley pub 2006
by Eve Adamson
ON TV1 SUNDAY 28th MAY (tomorrow) 7.00pm - 7.30pm
"Make the Polition Work" PGR
National Party member Simon Bridges has helped protect many animals
with his animal welfare legislation.
Now he is working at the SPCA +
"Rehomed" @ 8mths
Good luck and Enjoy,
Penny the Dog Walker Loose Leash Dog Walking Newlands Johnsonville