THU, 19 JAN 2017 BY LINDA ROSADO
When it comes to creating the perfect environment for our fur loving friends, going above and beyond to provide features and amenities that could put five-star day spas to shame is a great way to create dog-friendly areas that other neighborhoods and cities can aspire to.
To help with some dog park inspiration of your own, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of ways in which you can make your property the perfect place for both dogs and their owners.
THE BENEFITS OF CREATING DOG-FRIENDLY AREAS
Whether it’s a neighborhood green space, apartment complex, or a city sanctioned land tract, creating an ideal space for dogs is beneficial for their quality of life, and that of their owners. Attracting tenants to a new development becomes much easier when you add amenities like a safe, well-lit dog park on the premises.
There’s also the added value of having a space for owners to exercise their dogs without having to stray too far from their neighborhood, or be inconvenienced if living in a high rise.
KEY AMENITIES TO CONSIDER
In today’s market, there are a wealth of options that you can employ when build the perfect dog park, as long as you take into consideration the difference between what’s necessary and what’s just “nice to have”. For example, if you have limited space to work with, making sure the basics, like trash receptacles and dog waste bag dispensers are put in place.
Also, if you know there’s going to be a mix of different dog breeds and sizes coming to your park, it’s best to create separate spaces for small and large breeds.
Furthermore, if your dog park is going to be built in an area that experiences intense heat or cold, amenities like shade covers, water fountains, artificial turf, and others will need to be taken into consideration before breaking ground.
Essentially, locking down key amenities, that are relevant to your client bias and their pets, will ensure you’re making the best decision for all parties involved.
When making the best version of any product, it’s always good to look to others for inspiration, so we’ve put together a comprehensive list of some of the best dog parks from around the country:
FORT DESOTO PAW PLAYGROUND AND BEACH – TIERRA VERDE, FL
With the beach playing as the perfect backdrop, the Paw Playground is home to fenced areas for both small and large dogs, as well as a shower to rinse off after an afternoon of running up and down the beach.
SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESERVATION – NEWARK, NJ
The reservation covers over 2,100 acres of picturesque, natural landscapes that are enjoyed by both pets and their owners. Aside from a dedicated dog park, with play equipment, people can visit the miles of rivers and streams that snake through the reservation.
BEAU’S DREAM DOG PARK AT BUCHANAN PARK – LANCASTER, PA
After nearly a half-million-dollar investment in 2012, this award-winning dog park is home to splash pads for both small and large dogs, a footbridge designed after a roller coaster, and even an artificial tree filled with tennis balls.
From our line of Pet Stations and Trash Receptacles, to DOGIPARK products to create the perfect dog park, DOGIPOT® works tirelessly to provide the highest quality dog products for the health and happiness of your pets. For more information, be sure to visit our Products page, or contact us directly with any general questions.