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Dog Park Design: A Successful Southwest Dog Park

By James Harrison Melnick

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Dog parks are becoming increasingly popular in urban areas where little space is available for interactions with dogs off-leash. Dog parks should help the well-being of the owners and ensure a sense of security for themselves and their canines. However, a poorly designed dog park or dog-friendly park can be difficult to deal with and can even increase the risk of incident among dogs. This research asks how can a dog park, or dog friendly park increase the interactions between owners and maintain a positive design aesthetic while providing a functional outdoor space.


Katie Carroll

Date 2013
Publisher The University of Arizona
Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animals in culture
  2. Architecture
  3. Buildings
  4. Dogs
  5. Exercise
  6. Landscape
  7. Mammals
  8. parks
  9. Pet ownership