Dog Exercise Areas

This page lists the approved public areas in Porirua City where dogs may be exercised off lead.

Porirua City Parks

You may exercise your dog off lead at the following locations in Porirua City, provided it is under continuous control at all times.

Suburb/Area Description of Area/Locality
Titahi Bay Stuart Park*
Onepoto Park (Plantation Area)*
Takapuwahia/Elsdon/City Wi-neera Drive Foreshore Reserve
(between Titahi Bay Road and Semple Street)
Tangare Drive Reserve
(between Tangere Drive and Titahi Bay Road)
Eastern Porirua Bothamley Park
Cannons Creek Pool Reserve
(area north of Cannons Creek Pool)
Ascot Park Ascot Park (Plantation Area)
Whitby Spinnaker Walkway Reserve*
The Quarterdeck Lookout Reserve
Papakowhai Papakowhai Eastern Road Reserve*
(area north of Tweed Road)
Paremata Ivey Bay Reserve
Mana/Plimmerton Camborne Walkway
Ngatitoa Domain (foreshore area)
Pauatahanui Motukaraka Point Reserve except when being used for any organised public event
Pukerua Bay Greenmeadows Park
Muri Road Reserve

* Please note that these areas have on-going possum control measures in place. Dog owners should ensure their dogs are not let loose in the bush or allowed to scavenge carcasses as they may be in danger of poisoning.

Greater Wellington Regional Council Parks

Park Location Dogs allowed?
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park 610 Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui Dogs are not permitted, including those in vehicles.
Belmont Regional Park 282 Stratton Street, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt Dogs are permitted on leash in the Korokoro, Stratton St and Dry Creek Valleys. Dogs are not permitted on or near farmland.
Whitireia Park Whitireia Road, Titahi Bay Dogs are welcome, but must be on leash at all times at Onehunga Bay, and kept under control at all times in other areas of the park.

Links to more dog information

Legislation:

Porirua City Council links:

External links:

  • RunSpotRun - a website listing all dog exercise areas in the Wellington area