HEATON Park has issued a reminder to dog walkers that some areas of the green space are off-limits to their furry friends.

A spokesperson for the park warned dog owners that certain areas of it grounds are subject to a Public Spaces Protection order (PSPO) which grants the council power to exclude dogs from some areas.

The exclusion order covers six areas across the park which includes the golf course, animal centre and football pitches as well as Hill 60, near the football pitches and Brick Hill located near the former paddling pool.

The order means that anyone in charge of a dog must not take it into restricted areas, even if it is on a lead.

A park spokesperson said, “A little reminder that Heaton Park & Hall is, like all other green spaces across Manchester, subject to PSPO or Public Spaces Protection Orders.

"This means that while we welcome and love your furry friends there are certain areas that they must be excluded from for the safety and well-being of themselves, other visitors and our animals.”

The park is home to animals such as cows, pigs and alpacas which can be found at its animal centre or grazing in nearby fields.

The order covers areas of the park close to these animals, or to places designated for sporting activities.

This order comes under The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Section 59 Manchester City Council (Dog Exclusion) Public Spaces Protection Order 2019”

Those who do not comply with the order are guilty of an offence and could face a fine of up to £1,000.

Manchester City Council introduced the order to exclude dogs from green spaces and play areas in 2019, and it will be considered for renewal next month.

There are 98 locations across the city subject to restrictions on dogs, many of which are children’s play areas.