Dog Prohibited Areas

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Dog Prohibited Areas

Dogs are prohibited from Dog Prohibited Areas at all times.

Use the link below to see Dog Exercise Areas on a map for details of where dogs are allowed off-leash, on-leash and where dogs are prohibited.

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Name of public place Location/access
Marlborough

All land administered by the Department of Conservation, including the foreshore (to mean low water springs) of any island administered by the Department of Conservation (unless the dog owner has a permit from the Department of Conservation or there is Department of Conservation signage that identifies where a dog may be taken without a permit).

The area within 3 metres of any children’s playground whether or not the balance of the area is designated as a Dog Exercise Area or a Dog On-Leash Area.

All sports grounds (including bowling greens) and including the whole of the grounds, the playing fields and their immediate surrounds and their car parks.
(Note: most current sports grounds are listed in the Schedule below. In some cases, dogs are allowed on parts of the grounds but only in the areas, for the purposes and under the conditions specified in relation to a particular sports ground.)

All museums and halls including their grounds and carparks.
All cemeteries including their car parks.
All war memorials including their grounds and car parks.
Blenheim
Athletic Park, including the grounds that surround the enclosed oval) except that dogs are allowed on-leash only on the unformed pathway on the northern boundary and solely to access the riverbank from Brewer and Stratford Streets. A direct route must be taken and the dog and owner cannot stop within the park. Brewer Street, Blenheim

A and P Park (the whole of the park including the carpark) except that dogs are allowed at:

The annual A and P Show;

Any authorised dog obedience courses;

The dog park area at the Marlborough Farmers’ Market; and

Any other activities as authorised in writing by Council

Maxwell and Alabama Roads, Blenheim
Central Business District of Blenheim being that area marked on Map 1
Churchward Park, except that dogs are allowed on-leash only on the formed pathway and solely to access the riverbank from Maxwell Road. A direct route must be taken and the dog and owner cannot stop within the park Taylor Pass Road, Blenheim
College Park

Stephenson Street, Blenheim

Harling Park Japanese garden
(Note: dogs are allowed off-leash in the balance of the park)
Howick Road, Blenheim
Horton Park Redwood and Stephenson Streets, Blenheim
Lansdowne Park Lansdowne Street, Blenheim
Oliver Park Weld, Cleghorn and Bythell Streets, Blenheim
Golf course at Pollard Park Parker Street, Blenheim
Rewi Murray Polo Park except that dogs are allowed on-leash only on the formed pathway on the eastern boundary and solely to access the Sutherland Stream walkway. A direct route must be taken and the dog and owner cannot stop within the park Redwood Street, Blenheim
Seymour Square, Blenheim Bounded by Seymour, Alfred, Henry and High Streets, Blenheim
Sheps Park except that, once the grave on the land has been fenced off and Council has given notice that the fencing has been completed, the area of the park that is not fenced off and leased for grazing stock will become a Dog Exercise Area. The balance of the park (ie; the fenced area leased for grazing stock) will remain a Dog Prohibited Area Severne Street, Blenheim
Whitehead Park - croquet and bowls areas only
(Note: dogs are allowed off-leash on the balance of the park)
Brooklyn Drive, Blenheim
Wither Hills Farm Park (including the mountain bike tracks but does not include the Redwood Street carpark or the Sutherland Stream Reserve) Taylor Pass Road, Rifle Range Place, Forest Park Drive, Solway Drive, Weld Street, Redwood Street, Fyffe Street, Dry Hills Lane, and Cob Cottage Road
Picton, Waikawa and Koromiko
Auckland Street Skate Park Wairau and Auckland Streets, Picton
Bobs Bay Reserve except on the formed track
(Note: dogs are allowed off-leash on the formed track)
Shelley Beach and Victoria Domain Loop Road, Picton
Collins Memorial Reserve and Koromiko Forest Reserve (includes the rest area and the forest reserve along Freeths Road) State Highway 1, Koromiko
Endeavour Park Waikawa Road, Picton

Essons Valley Reservoir excluding the formed tracks
(Note: dogs are permitted off-leash on the formed tracks)

Garden Terrace, Picton
Nelson Square Wairau Road, Picton
Picton Foreshore area including the carpark and the beach adjacent to the foreshore, except that dogs can be walked on-leash only on the paved pathway along the waterfront and solely to access the ferry terminal and the water taxi jetties. A direct route must be taken and the dog and owner cannot stop within the foreshore London Quay, Picton
Queen Charlotte Drive Lookout Queen Charlotte Drive, Picton

Shelley Beach Reserve – the area south of the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club including the grassed picnic area and the adjacent beach only
(Note: dogs are allowed off-leash in the reserve north of the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club including on the adjacent beach.
Note: dogs are allowed on-leash on the road leading to the Bob's Bay Reserve Track)

Access from Picton Marina entrance, Waikawa Road, Picton
Victoria Domain, except the formed walking tracks
(Note: dogs are permitted off-leash on the formed walking tracks except the tracks designated for mountain biking (dogs are prohibited on the designated mountain biking tracks))
Surrey, Sussex and Leicester Streets, Waikawa Road, Shelley Beach and Picton Marina, Picton
Waikawa Foreshore Reserve - the grassed area, the playground and the adjacent beach only
(Note: dogs are permitted on-leash in the balance of the reserve to access jetties)
Waikawa Bay, Picton
Waitohi Domain Dublin Street, Picton
Marlborough Sounds and Havelock
Barnicoat Trail Queen Charlotte Drive, Havelock
Canvastown Hall Grounds State Highway 6, Canvastown
Havelock Memorial Park Neil Street, Havelock
Havelock Memorial Reserve (beside hall) Main Road, Havelock
Havelock Wetland State Highway 6, Havelock (on the left of the long straight heading west out of Havelock)
Rai Valley
Rai Valley Arboretum State Highway 6, Rai Valley
Renwick
Hammond Reserve River Terrace, Renwick
Renwick Domain Uxbridge Street, Renwick
Seddon, Ward and Awatere Valley
Seddon Domain State Highway 1, Riverlands
Wakefield Street Reserve Wakefield Street, Seddon
Tuamarina, Spring Creek and Rapaura
Rapaura Recreation Reserve and Rapaura Memorial Reserve Rapaura Road, Rapaura

For more information, see Chapter 4 of the Marlborough District Council Bylaws.