Council's legal requirement to have regard to:
- the exercise and recreational needs of dogs and their owners and
- the need to minimise danger, distress and nuisance to the community generally would be enhanced if areas specifically where dogs may be exercised at large were provided for dog owners. This would not only allow dog owners freedom areas but would signal to the public generally to expect the presence of dogs in recreational areas. The establishment of exercise areas convenient to most dog owners is desirable
The location map below shows you where all the dog exercise areas are in Napier.