New Zealand Walks: Auck­land best parks for man’s best friend

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Pooches and parks go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that Auck­land has a lot of great dog-friendly parks.

Some parks have pur­pose-built ex­er­cise ar­eas and oth­ers have re­stric­tions on when our four-legged friends can roam free.

Auck­land Coun­cil Head of Parks Ser­vices Mark Bowa­ter says dogfriendly out­door spa­ces are be­com­ing more im­por­tant as Auck­land’s pop­u­la­tion grows.

“There’s an in­creas­ing de­mand for dog-friendly parks – like us, dogs need reg­u­lar ex­er­cise, in­ter­ac­tion with na­ture and time to so­cialise to stay happy and healthy.

“We have a num­ber of dog-friendly parks across the re­gion for peo­ple to en­joy. But please make sure your dog is kept un­der con­trol at all times and that you’re con­sid­er­ate of other park users.”

Here are a few spots to take your best friend for walkies: * Pur­pose-built dog agility sta­tions * Craigavon Park – 82-86 Kin­ross Street, Block­house Bay

* Cor­ban Re­serve – 130-136 Hen­der­son Val­ley Road, Hen­der­son (see video be­low)

* Manuka Re­serve – 215 Manuka Road, Bayview Other dog ex­er­cise ar­eas Cen­tral dog ex­er­cise ar­eas Hau­raki Gulf is­lands dog ex­er­cise ar­eas North­ern dog ex­er­cise ar­eas South­ern dog ex­er­cise ar­eas West­ern dog ex­er­cise ar­eas Doggy do’s and don’ts Re­spect the leash rules – on-leash means on-leash, no mat­ter how well­trained your dog is.

Pick up the poo! You could be fined $300 if you don’t.

Re­spect fel­low park users and re­move your rub­bish. Lit­ter can be harm­ful to peo­ple and pooches alike – clear up af­ter you leave. Keep dogs clear of play­grounds. Dogs need to be un­der con­trol at all times so keep an eye on them – dogs can get into trou­ble when their owner is dis­tracted.

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