Dog exercise areas
Range Street (old landfill) exercise area
This area is still managed as a closed landfill. The maintenance of the area follows the requirements of the Resource Consent for the Post Closure Management of the Old Landfill.
Found at the end of Range Street, next to the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park.
The area is not a dedicated dog park. Access is only available when conditions are suitable.
The old landfill is covered and capped with clay to protect the underlying material from the effects of weathering and the potential for surface water to percolate its way through the old landfill and make its way into the ground beneath.
Dogs are allowed to use the area because it helps deter rabbits from becoming established on the clay cap. Left uncontrolled rabbits can cause significant damage to a capped landfill.
Activity on the area is kept to a minimum, thus undertaking periodic maintenance as required. The area is kept in grass so woody plants, shrubs, and trees do not become established and their roots likewise cause damage to the clay cap.
Dog owners are welcome to use the area and are advised to be self-contained in their provision of dog welfare whilst onsite.
Respect and enjoy our dog exercise areas
Bags and dispensers
Where dogs are prohibited