Matching articles for Dog Parks: 25
Feature Article - March 2017
Dog parks continue to surge in popularity across the country, with new places for pooches and their owners to play and socialize popping up in communities of all sizes. Learn more about planning and programming these parks.
Problem Solver - August 2016
In addition to active areas, you'll want to include things like picnic areas and seating for individuals and families, along with fountains and aquatic elements for people to enjoy. You want to create an oasis—a haven for the community to gather, be active and enjoy beauty.
In addition, be sure your park rules are posted in a highly visible location, such as the entrance. Rules associated with pets should be included, reminding owners to keep their pets leashed and to clean up any mess. Uniformed staff members should also patrol the park on a regular basis, which will let pet owners know that you're keeping an eye on things. Be sure staff knows to intervene and remind visitors of the rules if they see someone leaving waste behind.
Feature Article - March 2016
Dog parks continue to pop up across the country, and for good reason. Here, we'll take a look at finding the right site and designing a dog-friendly setting, as well as how to get more people to use the park via marketing and programming.
Problem Solver - August 2015
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You might consider purchasing site furnishings that have a dog theme, such as bone-shaped benches.
You also should post the rules for your park or site in a central location, such as the entrance, and be sure to emphasize rules associated with pets, including leash and cleanup requirements. In addition, be sure to have uniformed staff members visit the park on a regular basis. A physical presence will let pet owners know that you're supervising, and also will give you the opportunity to explain the rules to those who turn their backs when their pup makes a deposit.
Guest Column - May 2015
When your site is canine-friendly, you also need strategies for dealing with the poop problem. Here, an expert in dog waste composting explores options outside of just sending the waste straight to the landfill.
Feature Article - March 2015
Dog parks continue to be a popular addition across the country. Learn the basics of getting a dog park off the ground, as well as what you can do to go a bit beyond and offer more for pooches and their owners.
Before You Go - February 2015
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