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Dog Exercise Areas / Prohibited Public Places


Click here to view a zoomable, clickable map showing all of the prohibited and exercise areas in the district.

Prohibited Public Places

Dogs are prohibited in the following public places:


  • The Feilding Central Business District as described and mapped in Schedule 3 of the Dog Control Bylaw 2019, when organised events are on.
  • South Street - skate park
  • Kowhai Park - the entire park except for the Dog on Leash Area and the Dog Exercise Area as mapped in Schedule 1 of the Dog Control Bylaw 2019.
  • Victoria Park - playing fields
  • Vista Drive - children’s playground
  • Timona Park - entire area of children’s playground, and the playing fields
  • Makino Park - entire park area
  • Johnston Park - playing fields


  • Dundas Road - from Burt Street to Cemetery Road
  • Sanson Domain - when used for organised events

Himatangi Beach

  • Beach - All parts of the foreshore within 400 metres of the mouth of the Kaikokopu Stream, except that dogs on a Leash may pass through the area to any undesignated area
  • Children’s playground - entire area


  • Kimbolton Domain - entire area
  • Kimbolton Reserve - entire area

Other Places

  • Mt Lees Reserve - entire area including bush walk
  • Totara Reserve Regional Park - the entire area including camping ground and bush walks
  • Coles Bush - entire area
  • Halcombe Domain - children’s play area
  • Te Kawau Park, Rongotea - children’s playground
  • Recreation St, Tangimoana - children’s playground
  • Beaconsfield Domain (old school grounds)


(All Council-controlled cemeteries in the District)

  • Feilding Cemetery
  • Halcombe Cemetery
  • Kimbolton Cemetery
  • Pohangina Cemetery
  • Rongotea Cemetery
  • Sanson Cemetery
  • Waituna West Cemetery
  • Rangiwahia Cemetery

Dog Exercise Areas

Dogs are permitted unleashed, but under control, in the following areas:


  • Timona Park - along the riverbank and the edges of the park
  • Kowhai Park - only the part that is identified as a Dog Exercise Area in Schedule 1.
  • Manfeild Park - whole park except for the playground, but not when the park is being used for an organised event
  • Railway land - along both sides of the railway corridor through Feilding
  • James Palmer Park - the entire park
  • Rimu Park - the entire park
  • Waughs Road - between the Railway Bridge and Awa Street
  • Within the Feilding Saleyards working dogs are allowed and not required to be on a leash.

Other Places

  • Himatangi Beach - all parts of the foreshore that are at least 400m from the mouth of the Kaikokopu Stream
  • Pohangina Valley Road Lookout - entire reserve
  • Mt Stewart Reserve - entire reserve
  • Bartletts Ford Reserve - entire reserve
  • Menzies Ford Reserve - entire reserve
  • Londons Ford Reserve - entire reserve
  • Rangiwahia Reserve - entire reserve
  • Raumai Reserve - entire reserve
  • Pohangina - old school site, except play area and swimming pool
  • Pohangina Domain - except that when stock are grazing the domain, dogs must be on a leash
  • Rewa - old school recreation grounds
  • Pakihikura Reserve - old school grounds
  • Vinegar Hill Reserve - entire area during the period Easter to Labour Weekend
  • Sanson Domain - except when used for organised events.

Dogs On Leash Areas

Dogs are permitted in the following locations on a leash:


  • Victoria Park - around the edges, but not on the playing fields.
  • Johnson Park - except the playing fields
  • Kitchener Park - entire reserve
  • Kowhai Park - only the access route that is mapped as a Dog on Leash Area in Schedule 1 of the Dog Control Bylaw 2019.
  • The Feilding CBD as described below and as mapped in Schedule 3 of the Dog Control Bylaw 2019 as follows:
    • Aorangi Street - between Eyre and Hobson Street
    • Bowen Street - full extent
    • Manchester Street - from its intersection with Hobson Street to the Feilding sale yards
    • Stafford Street - whole length
    • Fergusson Street - from its intersection with Aorangi Street to its intersection with Warwick Street
    • Goodbehere Street - whole length
    • MacArthur Street - whole length
    • Machester Square - including the whole of the gardens contained therein
    • Kimbolton Road - from its intersection with Aorangi Street to its intersection with Warwick Street.

Except that during organised events in the Feilding CBD dogs are prohibited