Macleans Park - Dog Park site

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Proposed dog park locations within Macleans Park, Bucklands Beach

We are considering one of two sites within Macleans Park in Bucklands Beach to become a fenced-off dog park.

We will develop the dog park in two stages:

  • Stage one: We will create the off-leash dog park with double gated access.
  • Stage two: We will then add a dog exercise area to the dog park.

What we want your feedback on

We'd like to know which of the sites you prefer for the dog park.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 28 June to 25 July 2021

What happens next

  • We will hold a meeting with the Howick Local Board at the end of August to discuss the public feedback received and to consider next steps.
  • The Howick Local Board will make a final decision on the location of the dog park at their business meeting in September.

Once decisions are made they will be publicly available regarding the decision made by the Howick Local Board. This will be through the Have Your Say Page as well as corflute signage displayed in the park.


Option A:


Pro’s:

Flat, open, and visible area

Easily accessible location

Car parking on Macleans Road can be utilised with a short walk to the suggested area

Already established seating and bin in proximity

Cons:

Limited car parking on Charles Dickens Drive

Possible noise disturbance for the neighbours

In sight of neighbouring properties

Option B:


Pro’s:

Open and visible area

Easily accessible location

Car parking on Macleans Road – easy access for the public

Cons:

In sight of neighbouring properties

May make the park look crowded

Possible noise disturbance for neighbours


Location of options A and B:



Proposed dog park locations within Macleans Park, Bucklands Beach

We are considering one of two sites within Macleans Park in Bucklands Beach to become a fenced-off dog park.

We will develop the dog park in two stages:

  • Stage one: We will create the off-leash dog park with double gated access.
  • Stage two: We will then add a dog exercise area to the dog park.

What we want your feedback on

We'd like to know which of the sites you prefer for the dog park.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 28 June to 25 July 2021

What happens next

  • We will hold a meeting with the Howick Local Board at the end of August to discuss the public feedback received and to consider next steps.
  • The Howick Local Board will make a final decision on the location of the dog park at their business meeting in September.

Once decisions are made they will be publicly available regarding the decision made by the Howick Local Board. This will be through the Have Your Say Page as well as corflute signage displayed in the park.


Option A:


Pro’s:

Flat, open, and visible area

Easily accessible location

Car parking on Macleans Road can be utilised with a short walk to the suggested area

Already established seating and bin in proximity

Cons:

Limited car parking on Charles Dickens Drive

Possible noise disturbance for the neighbours

In sight of neighbouring properties

Option B:


Pro’s:

Open and visible area

Easily accessible location

Car parking on Macleans Road – easy access for the public

Cons:

In sight of neighbouring properties

May make the park look crowded

Possible noise disturbance for neighbours


Location of options A and B:



CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Your question will be sent to the project team who will aim to respond within 5 business days

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    Bureaucracy gone mad! This is a complete waste of tax payer time and money. There is no need to implement this change to Macleans Park. I have used this park for walking my dog for a decade and there have never been any issues. Easily 90 percent of those walking in the park are dog walkers and there seldom seems to be just casual walkers. Everyone uses the park amicably and I strongly object to any alteration to the status quo. If this is being done to appease some random complainer then what about the rights of the thousands of dog walkers who want no change to the park There needs to be an option C - No change to the park!! The council are merely caretakers of Auckland and need to make decisions cognisant of the future generations and not knee jerk imposition of unnecessary rules and regulations. LEAVE THE PARK ALONE!

    RichardP asked 4 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.

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    I’d prefer if this submission didn’t take place. This park is used by many many people and their dogs, and is becoming increasingly important for exercise of animals in a city overrun by urbanisation. Keep the park dog friendly everywhere!

    Toby Peach asked 4 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.

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    I would like to voice my opinion that we do not need a dog park. Please don't waste tax payers money. Spend it on improving the park instead.

    Shaggy asked 4 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.

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    I have a young family and a dog and we enjoy this park as it is. An enclosed off leash area is not necessary and a complete waste of time. Dog owners from all over East and South Auckland come to thispark to enjoy the off leash option and lovely views. It would be a shame to concentrate or restrict dog walkers to either of the proper areas.

    Shy86 asked 4 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.

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    This proposal is non-sensical and not good governance. The council should not waste money on this proposal and leave the status quo in place. Feels like there is an agenda to eventually change the existing off leash status of the park.

    BillyPeach asked 3 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.

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    See no sense in changing what is already in place the question should be A or B or no change. I do not want to see A or B complete waste of money sure there our other places our money can go

    janeyre21 asked 7 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

     

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

     

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.

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    You ask to vote for Option 1 or Option 2. This is not democracy. Most rate payers see no point in having acdog park spoiling the reserve.

    MrT asked 8 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

     

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

     

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.

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    Like so many others I do not see the necessity to create a fenced off-leash area within the Macleans park. I can’t imagine a significant uptake for the various reasons already mentioned in previous comments. I am walking my dog in the Macleans park every day and would certainly not use an enclosed area! Are there any statistics about the expected usage and more importantly the cost/benefit ratio? I assume there will be significant cost involved in creating and maintaining such an area – money that could see a much better usage.

    Sid asked 9 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

     

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

     

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.

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    I don't know why you would make a fenced area for the off leash dog walking area. It seems to work just as it is. What a waste of money. I wouldn't used a fenced off area, I want my dog to run free in the park.

    lesley444 asked 8 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

     

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

     

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.

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    Like others have already mentioned, I don't see a point of making a fenced off-leash site in Macleans park which is already a off-leash park. As mentioned already by others, there is also a concern of causing parking congestions and troubles for neighboring residents. Wouldn't it be better making a dog park in a non-off-leash park, such as Lloyd Elsmore? I would be happy using the dog park there.

    Kar asked 11 days ago

    Thank you for providing your feedback.  Please be advised that the dog park is in the planning stage and all feedback will be taken to the local board for consideration before a final decision is made.

     

    We have continued to look at different sites – one in each of the three subdivisions of the Howick Ward - frequented by dogs and their owners. Members of the public have suggested Macleans Park as a popular off-leash area, so this is being investigated.

     

    We are currently asking for feedback from the public as to a preferred area. Whilst some dog owners like to allow their dogs to run freely, others prefer a more controlled situation – hence asking for a fenced area. We have no intention of removing the current off leash area.