What makes a great dog park? John Metcalfe of CityLab interviews Leslie Lowe on the design elements that make all the difference for a successful dog park – one that is enjoyable for dogs and humans alike.
From the article – The Anatomy of a Great Dog Park:
“A lot of architects don’t really understand dogs. They’re designing parks as, ‘Well, let’s just put a fence around it,’” she says. “But when my dogs are in natural settings, they’re leaping over logs, they’re climbing on rocks, they’re going under logs. There’s a variety of different sensations you’re giving them, rather than just a flat, grass park with nothing in it.”
Important Design Elements for a Great Dog Park
- Give dogs room to roam.
- Set aside smaller spaces, too.
- Give them a challenge.
- Keep the water flowing.
- Rip out dangerous plants, and bolster helpful ones.
- Engage the human visitors.
For the exciting details, the full article here: How to design the best dog park.
Find out about Leslie’s Dog Park design in Montana.