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Old 05-21-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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My wife just lobbied and got approval for a dog park in our city. The city council drew up ordinances and oversight controls. Now the wife takes it from here,the city gave her about 1/2 an acre to start with but no funding.
She is working on donations of cash and labor. That's not what I need from you guys!
If anyone has one in their city/town and has any knowledge on them or better yet any pictures,I would like to see / hear about them.
Right now her biggest concern is fencing, I'm thinking a 6' chain link will be best as far as price and containment.
She has visited others in our area but I'm wondering how others do it.Google searches show all the glory or pains I'm hoping for some real life experiences.

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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I got specs from ASPCA when I was building dog houses. Maybe they can help? How about your humane society? Ours has a dog park. It's a couple acres though. Fences are taller than me (6'3"). And they g=have areas sectioned off for big dogs and little dogs.

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Many Dog Parks in NYC have 4' Fences. Some 6'. Some just Post and Rail with Chicken Wire.

Rarely does a Dog "Escape" unless it is "Gate Error".......Which is NOT the Pups fault!


Post Script.............A Dog Park is the LAST place my Dog EVER goes. Too many possibilities of Infection. Dogs are dirty and the Humans that look after them are often dirtier!!!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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Luckily dog parks here are wide open with no fences.
We walk around a big lake.
Al the dogs are pretty cool when not on a leash because mostly the people with rowdy dogs only go once and give up.
We do have 1 fenced park I know of, and the idea of seperating large and small dogs is a must!
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Here is the site from my local county park

http://www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org/dog.html

It's bigger than 1/2 acre though.
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Hey Guy's
My wife just lobbied and got approval for a dog park in our city. The city council drew up ordinances and oversight controls. Now the wife takes it from here,the city gave her about 1/2 an acre to start with but no funding.
She is working on donations of cash and labor. That's not what I need from you guys!
If anyone has one in their city/town and has any knowledge on them or better yet any pictures,I would like to see / hear about them.
Right now her biggest concern is fencing, I'm thinking a 6' chain link will be best as far as price and containment.
She has visited others in our area but I'm wondering how others do it.Google searches show all the glory or pains I'm hoping for some real life experiences.

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/artic...ws/4976023.txt

Some of the people in your town SUCK! I just took the time to read several of the comments after the article

How could anyone hate the idea of a donation funded dog park?
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I've got one a mile from my house, next to my son's little league field. I'll take some shots this evening before the game and post back. Fencing, access, signage, etc? Anything else?
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I have seen a few dog parks and most have 4' - 5' tall fences.

Chain link is going to be your cheapest option, if you do go with chain-link I suggest upgrading to a coated variety, either black, green or white depending on the surroundings.

Aluminum fencing would probably look the best in this situation but the cost will rise dramatically.

Even if it takes longer to raise the money it will be worth it. People will respect a nicer park more than one that appears thrown together.
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Wow thanks for the responces so far.
Curapa, yea some people just like to b***h about anything!
Aggie, any shots would be great for ideas

Thanks again, Keep em comming !
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WOW what a PITA having a dog has become. Back when I was a kid our dog was self parking.
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or an excuse to meet babes?

Now you're talking
Not that the OP had that in mind
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or an excuse to meet babes?

Now you're talking
Not that the OP had that in mind
In my mind, that's the ONLY good reason to have a dog park.

Unless its a skate park for dogs
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There's one only a mile from my house. Seems the chain link fence is only 4' tall. I thought it was the dumbest idea but I was wrong. The place is constantly full of people with their dogs. People really interact. They may not know the guy who lives next door but they know their neighbors at the dog park.
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WOW what a PITA having a dog has become. Back when I was a kid our dog was self parking.
pita--peta one and the same
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There's one only a mile from my house. Seems the chain link fence is only 4' tall. I thought it was the dumbest idea but I was wrong. The place is constantly full of people with their dogs. People really interact. They may not know the guy who lives next door but they know their neighbors at the dog park.
I know ALL my Neighbors..........By their dogs name!


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