The dog park lies within Ahimate Reserve in Awapuni and is best accessed from the Maxwells Line entry.
The park came about as a direct result of community members making submissions to the city’s annual plan asking for a fenced in area for dogs.
Water drinking areas, wash stations and dog poop bags are all on site.
The fenced area is ideal for small dogs, or dogs who aren’t well-behaved when off leash. The park has been designed with the hope dog owners will relax and enjoy the wilderness while their dogs play.
Ahimate Reserve holds great cultural significance to Rangitāne so we worked with the iwi on the fence design, which is reminiscent of a pā entry.
The entire reserve is a dog off-leash area but we have a safety message for dog owners: Cars and dogs don't mix! Please help by using a leash as you move between the carpark and the reserve.