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Dog Prohibited Areas

District Wide

Dogs are prohibited in the following areas except where the dog is in or on a vehicle in accordance with Clause 10 of this Bylaw:

  • At all sports grounds or sports parks including the playing fields and their immediate surrounds and car parks. Note: there are some exceptions where dogs are allowed on-leash on parts of grounds which have conditions specified in relation to a particular sports ground; and
  • At any children’s playground dogs must be 3 metres away from the outside edge safety surfacing (external to the playground) irrespective of the area being a dog on-leash or dog off-leash area Note: where this is not physically possible dogs must be on-leash on the formed pathway or footpath (except in dog prohibited playgrounds); and
  • At all museums and halls including their grounds and car parks; and
  • At all war memorials including their grounds and car parks; and
  • On any public conservation land including the foreshore unless authorised by this Bylaw, by the Department of Conservation, or where the owner has a permit from the Department of Conservation

(b) At all cemeteries including their car parks; and

The following table identifies areas of the Marlborough District where dogs are prohibited at all times. The maps should be viewed in order to determine the exact location of restrictions.

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Dog prohibited areas - Blenheim

Name of Public Place

Location/Access

Athletic Park

Including the grounds that surround the enclosed oval except that dogs are allowed on-leash on the formed pathway when taking a direct route solely to access the Taylor riverbank from Brewer and Stratford Streets.

Note: dogs are allowed on-leash in the arboretum area south west of the oval.

Brewer Street and Stratford Street

A & P Park

The whole of the park including the car parks except that dogs are allowed at:

The annual A & P Show;

Any authorised dog obedience courses;

Any other activities as authorised in writing by Council.

Maxwell Road and Alabama Road

Awarua Park

Rapaura Road

Beacon Road Reserve

Beacon Road

Blackmore Reserve – southern end

Blackmore Place

Blenheim Skate Park

Horton Street

Brayshaw Museum Park

Arthur Baker Place

Churchward Park

Except that dogs are allowed on-leash on the formed pathway and solely to access the riverbank from Maxwell Road. A direct route must be taken.

Taylor Pass Road

College Park

Stephenson Street

Covent Gardens Reserve

Brandon Mews and Covent Gardens

Harling Park Fenced Japanese Garden

Note: dogs are allowed off-leash in the balance of the park.

Howick Road and Solway Drive

Horton ParkRedwood Street and Stephenson Street
Lansdowne ParkLansdowne Street
Mark Smith Reserve Turnbull Drive
Oliver ParkWeld, Cleghorn and Bythell Streets
Omaka LandingSpitfire Drive and Kittyhawk Road
Pollard Park Churchill Glade and Waterlea Gardens - Baden Powell corner grassed area, BBQ picnic areas and the children’s playground.
Note: dogs are allowed on-leash on the balance of Pollard Park, Churchill Glade and Waterlea Gardens.
Parker Street
Pollard Park Golf CourseParker Street and McLaughlan Street
Railway Station ReserveRailway Station
Rewi Murray Polo Park
Except that dogs are allowed on-leash on the formed pathway on the eastern boundary and solely to access the Sutherland Stream walkway. A direct route must be taken.
Redwood Street and Alabama Road
Riverlands ReserveState Highway 1
Stadium 2000 Pocket ParkKinross Street
Seymour SquareBounded by Seymour, Alfred, Henry and High Streets
Whitehead Park

From the sports fields (being croquet and bowling greens).

Note: dogs are allowed on-leash on the balance of the park and on the formed pathway on the eastern boundary and to access the Sutherland Stream walkway.
Brooklyn Drive
Wither Hills Farm Park
Including the Mountain Bike Tracks and Taylor Pass Road car park but does not include the Redwood Street car park or the Sutherland Stream Reserve.
Taylor Pass Road, Rifle Range Place, Forest Park Drive, Grigg Drive, Rifle Range car park, Quail Stream car park, Solway Drive, Weld Street, Redwood Street, Fyffe Street, Dry Hills Lane and Cob Cottage Road.

Dog Prohibited Areas – Picton, Waikawa and Koromiko

Name of Public Place

Location/Access

Collins Memorial Reserve and Koromiko Forest Reserve

Freeths Road off State Highway 1, Koromiko

Endeavour Park

Note: dogs are allowed on-leash on the Joseph Sullivan Drive footpath to access various tracks.

Waikawa Road

Memorial Park Entranceway

Except that dogs are allowed on-leash on the formed pathway.

Waikawa Road and Picton Marina

Parklands Reserve

Tui Drive and Fantail Heights

Picton Foreshore Reserve

Including the car park and the beach adjacent to the Reserve.

Note: dogs are permitted on-leash only to access jetties and boat berthing facilities.
London Quay
Picton Skate ParkWairau Street and Auckland Street
Queen Charlotte Drive Lookout
Except dogs are allowed on-leash on the formed pathway.
Queen Charlotte Drive
Shelly Beach Reserve – on the grassed picnic area.
Note: dogs are allowed on-leash on the beach and on the road to access the Bob’s Bay Reserve Track.
Access from Picton Marina entrance, Waikawa Road
Victoria Domain Reserves

Including on the designated mountain biking tracks.

Note: dogs are allowed on-leash on the roadways and formed walking tracks, shared walking and biking tracks.

Note: dogs are allowed off–leash on the Picton to Waikawa Track (but not on Endeavour Park).
Surrey, Sussex and Leicester Streets, Waikawa Road, Shelly Beach and Picton Marina
Waikawa Bay Foreshore Reserve the grassed area, playground and adjacent beach.
Note: dogs are permitted on-leash in the balance of the reserve only to access jetties and boat launching facilities.
Waikawa Bay

Dog Prohibited Areas – Marlborough Sounds and Havelock

Name of Public Place

Location/Access

Canvastown Hall Grounds and Playground

State Highway 6, Canvastown

Havelock Domain/Memorial Park

Neil Street, Havelock

Havelock Wetland

State Highway 6, Havelock (on the left of the long straight heading west out of Havelock)

Oyster Bay Reserve

Oyster Bay, Port Underwood

Dog Prohibited Areas – Rai Valley

Name of Public Place

Location/Access

Rai Valley Arboretum and Memorial

State Highway 6, Rai Valley

Dog Prohibited Areas – Renwick

Name of Public Place

Location/Access

Hammond Reserve

River Terrace

Renwick Domain

Uxbridge Street

Vorbach Reserve

Vorbach Place

Dog Prohibited Areas – Seddon, Ward and Awatere Valley

Name of Public Place

Location/Access

Seddon Domain

Redwood, Seymour and Foster Streets

Mill Street Reserves

Mill Street and Wakefield Street, Seddon

Ward Beach

North beyond Chancet Rocks to Marfells Beach and south beyond Needles Point to the Marlborough District Council boundary.

Note: Dogs are allowed on-leash in the car park and on Ward Beach, north of the boat launching area to Chancet Rocks and south of the boat launching area to Needles Point.

Note: Dogs are allowed off-leash on the Ward Beach boat launching area.

Ward Beach Road

Dog Prohibited Areas – Tua Marina, Spring Creek and Rapaura

Name of Public Place

Location/Access

Rapaura Recreation and Memorial Reserve

Rapaura Road

Wairau Affray – Tua Marina

Pioneer Place, State Highway 1