Local Regulations and Licences

Exercising your dog

Your dog must be exercised on a lead unless they’re in a designated dog exercise area. Check the maps to see where you can and can’t take your dog in Palmerston North. You can also find this information on individual pages for parks, reserves and walkways.

Dog on-leash areas

The green areas on the maps below show where you can take your dog on a leash.

Dog off-leash areas 

You can exercise your dog in most of the city's public parks. In off-leash areas, your dog is allowed off the leash but must be under your supervision and control, and you must have a leash with you at all times.

The yellow areas on the maps below show where you can exercise your dog off the leash.

Places you can’t take your dog

You can’t exercise your dog in any prohibited places. The red areas on the maps below show where dogs are prohibited both on and off the leash.

Dog control maps

Get a close-up of your neighbourhood to see exercise options for dogs in your area. Use the map index to find out which dog control map is which.