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.
Have you seen the article in the Citylife Independent Herald Wednesday, June 15, 2011 p3 "Power of persuation pays off " by Kate Bleasdale about the new painted pedestrian crossing on Newlands Road between Black Rock Road and Salford Street?.
Gael Hanbrook has campained Wellington City Council for the past three years for this crossing. There is a nice photo of Gael and her guide dog Grady using the pedestrian crossing accompling the article.
Paws up to you, Gael for your efforts! and to council's traffic engineer, Stuart Bullen.
This pedestrian crossing has made crossing the road much, much safer for all local walkers- students, bus users, shoppers and ..... Dog Walkers! And it even has its own night lights!
It does slow up traffic at peak times, But this is a bonus for drivers coming out of both Salford Street and to a lesser extent Black Rock Road who often have a long wait to exit.
The bus drivers often park as far as they can from the crossing so the traffic can continue to flow, thanks for that! Still a few details to workout such as bus stop and bus shelter relocation...
The previous crossing on the corner of Newlands Road up from BP opposite the War Memorial to the shops was removed back in the late 80's early '90s ?, from memory, great to see this one replacing it! Its been a while.
Penny, Newlands Dog Walker
Loose Leash Dog Walking Service
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
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