Plans for Methven dog park to get underway

The Methven community may soon have a designated dog exercise area to let their dog run off lead and socialise with other pets, following a decision by the Ashburton District Council to begin work introducing a dog park in the village.

The Council voted at the Environmental Services Committee meeting yesterday to prepare a draft Notice of Requirement (NOR) for a dog park to be developed on a section of land betwee​​​n Dolma Street and Line Road. The draft NOR would be presented to the full Council, and if approved, the Council would notify the community and begin accepting submissions on the proposal.

Environmental Services Chairman Councillor Peter Reveley says, “It’s important that owners have somewhere suitable to take their dog to exercise, and through past discussions with the Methven Community Board, we know that there is certainly a demand for a dog park in Methven.

“If the draft NOR is adopted by Council, we’ll be making sure that residents have a chance to tell us what they think.”

Currently, dog owners in the district can take their pets to a number of dog exercise areas in Ashburton, such as the dog exercise park alongside the Ashburton River at the end of William Street, Pioneer Park, Digby Park and the exercise area next to the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park on Range Street.

For a full list of dog exercise areas, visit the Council website​.​​​​

Page reviewed: 27 Jul 2018 3:34pm