Off-leash dog areas in Te Aroha
Off-leash areas are where dogs can run free while still being under verbal control. We currently have two off-leash areas in Te Aroha (see map below); the boat ramp area (red) and the Spur Street Esplanade (pink).
We’re looking at turning part of the reserve on Spur Street (yellow A) into a fenced dog exercise area and expanding the current Spur Street Esplanade area (yellow B) to give dogs more space to have a good run around off-leash.
We’re also looking at removing the boat ramp reserve (red), turning it from an off-leash area to an on-lead area, as it's prone to flooding and has the Hauraki Rail Trail running through it.
This map shows the proposed changes - click the map to zoom in. In pink and red are the current off-leash areas, in red is the proposed area to be removed and in yellow are the proposed areas to be added.
Frequently Asked Questions
The proposal at this stage is for a fenced off-leash area (part of the reserve on Spur St) that Council will mow and for a community group to look after the expanded esplanade area. There are no specific plans at the moment for water fountains, bench seats, doggy bags etc but Council plans to look into additional features across all of our dog off-leash areas within the next couple of years.
What people are saying about the proposed changes:
|Brett and Julie-Anne Smyth
|Keep Te Aroha Beautiful
|Gordon Wood (Chairman Kenwyn Trust)
|Gordon Wood (Chairman Kenwyn Trust0
|Shara Sutton it