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Dog Walking Areas in and around Christchurch
by Gina Cameron, VN
Tired of the same old walk around the block? Want to try something new? Here are some popular dog parks and walks to check out.
The Groynes Dog Park
At the Groynes there is a securely fenced separate area specially designated for dogs. It contains:
Note: The rest of The Groynes Reserve is totally prohibited to dogs.
Hours of operation: 8am daily until a half hour before sunset.
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Styx Mill Reserve Dog Park
This is a securely fenced area for dogs. It contains:
Hours of Operation: 7:30am daily, closing at 5:30pm in winter or a half hour before sunset in summer.
Horseshoe Lake Reserve Dog Park
Where: There are several entrances; Lake Terrace Road, Horseshoe Lake Road, Broomfield Terrace or New Brighton Road.
This is a securely fenced area. It contains:
Victoria Park Dog Park
This is a securely fenced are in the Cashmere Hills. It contains:
Hours of operation: 7:30am daily, with closing times of 6pm in winter and 9pm in summer.
Halswell Quarry has a dog exercise area where dogs may be off their leash. This area is not a designated dog park however, and is unfenced. Dog owners should be aware of other park users and keep there dogs under control at all times. It contains:
Bottle Lake Forest
A map of the forest can be obtained from www.ccc.govt.nz or the information centre at the car park.
Dogs love running through the forest and there are places for them to stop and have a swim.
It is not a designated dog park and is unfenced. This is a very popular place for active sportspeople, families and dogs so dog owners should be aware of other park users and keep their dogs under control at all times.
Hours of operation: 6am to 11pm year round.
Do you know about any other good dog walking areas in and around Christchurch?
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