Our Park

Guiding Principles: Park Design

Until we reach an agreement on the site and how the park design will be laid out on the topography, some details of the park design can’t be finalized, but we’ve come up with the following “Guiding Principles” that define how the park will be constructed and operated. Once we conclude negotiations with the Town, these principles, our budget and the actual piece of land will come together to produce a final design and project plan to bring the park to life.

  • Site that is visible and accessible for security reasons
  • Access that discourages vandals (no easy exit)
  • Parking lot deisgn that discourages people from using our parking for other purposes
  • Separate enclosures for small dogs, large dogs and a multi-purpose enclosure suitable for training and other uses
  • Fencing that deters dogs from seeing/interacting from one enclosure to another
  • Vestibules to prevent loose dogs from escaping enclosures
  • ADA compliant parking and paved pathways
  • Surface/footing that can be maintained hygienically but is easy on canine feet
  • Seating/shade that encourages visitors to use the whole of park enclosures
  • Water for thirsty dogs
  • Storage for maintenance equipment and supplies
  • Information kiosk for rules and communications
  • Effective waste disposal
  • Maintenance of the park and its rules
  • A well-run volunteer program
  • Education and support for the public on responsible dog ownership