The Wilds has for years had a fearsome reputation for crime, based mostly on a terrible crime wave that swept through the area in the 1990s. With the help of Delaney and his team, who have worked tirelessly to cut away the thick overgrown vegetation that made an ideal hideout for opportunistic criminals, the situation has improved considerably. As Delaney points out, the more people who return to enjoy the park, the safer it becomes. Dog walkers are welcomed with open arms (Delaney takes his own honey-coloured Labrador Pablo out for a walk in The Wilds every day), although owners are requested to please clean up after their dogs.
Note that the western section of The Wilds (bordering Killarney) is currently undergoing a major transformation. The eastern section of The Wilds (bordering Upper Houghton) is still very overgrown and little visited.
Find The Wilds guarded parking on Houghton Drive.
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