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Loose Leash Dog Walking - Newlands / Johnsonville, Wellington.

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Grasslees Reserve Dog Exercise Area

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 6:35 PM
Grasslees Reserve Dog Exercise Area
 - no not Newlands .... but nearby ! a 10min or so drive...

Grasslees Reserve is getting a $650,000 makeover !

 This 2 hectare reserve is adjacent to Tawa Pool.
And in the words of the Council "... The park is bounded on the western edge by Main Road , the main link between Tawa and Porirua."
 This Boundary along side the Main Road requires a Dog Proof fence to keep Dogs Safe !

 Google WCC Have Your Say Grasslees Reserve Makeover
to check out the Map / Concept Landscape Plan


 These plans include a new Picnic and BBQ Area along side the Off Leash Dog Exercise Area ! This in itself is a very good reason  to Fully enclose the Dog Park !
 So please do send online Feedback on this for Our Dogs Sakes!

Last chance for Feedback as it closes today at 5pm, Friday the 14th of December 2012 !
 the Dogs Thank You !

 - Penny the Dog Walker  - Loose leash Dog Walking

Have you any thoughts on this makeover etc...

If you have found this blog after 14th Dec,  WCC says " There will be another opportunity to comment before the plan is finalised.
 so watch this space !  - Penny

Update: Monday 18th February 2013

Grasslees Reserve upgrade
The Council has received 45 submissions from Tawa residents on its plans for a major upgrade for the Grasslees Reserve. We are hoping to be able to respond to submitters by the end of February.
The Council is considering building new paths and a bridge to better integrate the two halves of the park and improve links to the Porirua Stream. The old skate rink would be redeveloped as an area for young children on wheels, bikes and scooters. There would be new toilets, a basketball court and more parking. Improvements are also planned for the picnic area – with new plantings – and a bigger play area. The work will be done this year, funded by the Plimmer Bequest.
 source: February Issue of "Branch Out" WCC's magazine
 watch this space for further updates - Penny the Dog Walker !

Re: Grasslees Reserve Concept Landscape Plan
                                source WCC email dated 23 April 2013
* Dog Exercise Area
Nearly half of the submissions (numbering 44 in total ) requested fencing off the dog exercise area, especially along the Main Road boundary. Some submitters also wanted the dog exercise area fully fenced including fencing off from the picnic and play areas.

In response to the feedback and concerns, the Council will install a fence along the Main Road boundary. This will be a 1m high chainlink fence in the middle of shrub planting. This will prevent dogs ( and children ) from being able to easily access Main Road and the planting will eventually screen the fence to create a more attractive and unobtrusive appearance.

We do not intend to fully fence off the dog exercise area from the rest of the Reserve. We do not wish to make this area exclusive as there is a desire from the wider community for the continuing ability to use this space. It is worth noting that in accordance with the Council's Dog Control Policy 2009, dogs are to be kept under control at all times, including in dog exercise areas.

If you have any further Queries or feedback about the Grasslees Reserve Upgrade, please feel free to contact, David Halliday email: [email protected]
Telephone: 04 803 8890 or 021 227 8890
 David Halliday
Walkways and Reserves Officers
Community Engagement
Parks, Sport and Recreation Business Unit

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Well at least the Roadside is to be fenced with a 1m high chainlink fence... but there is no mention of gated entrances along the roadside !
 So here's hoping that this fence has "wings" turning back into the park, along side each pathway to encourage dogs...
 And children, to turn back into the park,
rather that being able to pop around the ends of the roadside fence, onto the roadway !
 ( the stairs at the north entrance already have a handrail...
adding chainlink to this handrail should be straight forward ! )


What do you think ?
Penny the Dog Walker.



Categories: Dog Park, Dog Proof Fence, Fully Fenced Dog Exercise Area, Fully Fenced Dog Park, Off Leash Exercise Area, Woof Woof Ruff Dog Exercie Area, Woof Woof Ruff Dog Exercise Area

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