Dog Exercise Areas


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

Dogs Off Leash 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 (PDF file, 1.2 MB).
  • The Feilding CBD as described below and as mapped in Schedule 3 of the Dog Control Bylaw 2019 (PDF file, 1.2 MB) 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.