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Gone to the Dogs

Design & Manage an Effective Off-Leash Area

Feature Article - March 2014

To create an effective dog park, you have to think about the wants and needs of the end user—and that means going beyond the dogs to consider what their owners want, from shade and comfort to safety and more.

Dog Parks

More Than Just a Fence

Guest Column - September 2013

A dog park can be as simple as a fenced-in area where dogs can romp and play, but it can also be so much more. Here's some advice on setting up an effective park for pooches.

Encourage Pet Owners to Clean Up

Problem Solver - August 2013

Be sure to place receptacles and pet waste stations in a visible area. Good choices are along walking trails, as well as at park entrances and in areas where people gather.

Barks and Recreation

The Latest Dog Park Trends to Please Your Most Loyal Patrons

Feature Article - April 2013

Whether you're planning a low-key off-leash area or something fancier, you know that dog parks are well loved by pooches and their human patrons alike.

Help Keep Your Park Clean

Problem Solver - August 2012

This simple solution simplifies cleanup and removes the burden of pet-waste removal from your staff. Place the containers, pet station or bag dispenser in a highly visible location—such as along a walking trail, at the park's entrances or in an area where people congregate. Instructions on how to use the stations are posted on the bag dispenser, so patrons should have no trouble picking up after their pets.

Attract More Patrons to Your Dog Park

Problem Solver - August 2012

Your dog park will be more popular than ever when people realize they can get their pet cleaned up before heading home.

Outfit Your Dog Park

Problem Solver - August 2012

Dog parks can be highly corrosive environments, so be careful when selecting materials. Steel can rust and is not as well suited to outdoor use as aluminum. You also should avoid wood, which can rot or absorb smells, and PVC piping, which is brittle and easily broken. Look for products made from heavy-gauge reinforced aluminum to resist corrosion and ensure your park will last for the long term.

Dog Parks

Waste Not, Want Not
Various Locations in Aurora, Colo

Facility Profile - July 2012

No one wants to see piles of dog waste along their favorite trail or as they picnic in the park. A new system is helping many parks and municipalities handle the unsightly waste—in an eco-friendly way.

Getting the Most From Your Dog Park

Play Areas for Pooches Provide Gateways to Greater Gain

Feature Article - January 2012

While dogs are the common thread that draw users to the dog park, you want to design the space with people in mind. Offering amenities that make it more fun for dog's best friend will take your dog park up a notch.

Keep Your Site Clean

Problem Solver - August 2011

It's a simple solution, and it removes the responsibility for pet-waste cleanup from your staff and puts it back where it belongs—pet owners. Place the containers, pet station or bag dispenser in a location where it will be highly visible—along a dog walking trail, at the entrance to a pet park or along the walkway of a park. Instructions on how to use the stations are posted on top of each bag dispenser, so there's no excuse for not using the system.