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Last modified: 16 Feb 2021 10:59am

A white dog sits in a field

We love welcoming dogs to our parks, but please be considerate of other park users and clean up your dog’s poo, especially around sports fields.

The Council has noticed an increase in instances of dog poo not being cleaned up around parks, particularly the sports fields at Foster Park.

With summer sport in full swing this has led to unpleasant situations for sports teams as well as other park users.

The Council is asking people to please be mindful of others using our parks, particularly children. While dogs are allowed off lead in most Selwyn parks and reserves, dogs do need to be under effective control and dog owners are required to clean up after their dog.

Owners can be fined $300 if their dog leaves a deposit and they don’t clean it up.

Dogs must also be on a lead within five metres of a playground, public events, hard court recreation areas including skate parks, and sports fields when there’s sport being played.

If you are aware of someone not cleaning up after their dog, you can let us know by giving us a call on 0800 SELWYN (735 996), or logging a job with us. This will help us to identify problem areas.