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Multi-Family Landscape Design Is For The Dogs

The new multi-family landscaping trend is to bring local dog parks home, where the family lives. Offering a dog park as part of your multi-family landscape design is fun, easy and cost effective.

You can’t help but notice that multi-family complexes in urban areas have been increasing to keep up with the demand. Every year since 2010, Salt Lake City increased rental units by 1,534. During the same time period, the demand for new rental units has averaged 1,869 a year.

Also, rising prices for single family homes has brought a big demand for condos and town homes. Along with the demand, housing complexes have become more inclusive than ever. Consider the Bud Baily Apartments in Salt Lake City, for example.

The Trend We Are Seeing

Multi-family landscape designs are including dog parks. It is easy to see why when you consider that dog ownership has been steadily rising along with the multi-family housing demands.

Because dogs are considered part of the family, catering to dog families can be as simple as saving 500 square feet of space for a dog park. Or changing overgrown, neglected and unmanaged areas into dedicated dog playgrounds.

“Did you know there are currently more dogs in the US than children? And that renters often base their decision making on whether their pets will be welcome too? Dog parks aren’t just a trend in the multi-family industry, they’re a hugely popular amenity for your residents and can also help to promote your community as being truly pet-friendly! There is always a market for pet-owners who are looking for affordable, long term housing and your dog park can help turn a “Maybe” into a “Yes!”

“From a marketing perspective, having an onsite dog park can give you an advantage over a competing property whose residents may have to drive to a nearby off-leash area. Residents are often willing to pay a higher deposit and monthly rent in order to live somewhere that accepts (and welcomes!) their pets. In addition to the financial perks, pet-friendly communities typically see less resident turnover and have a higher rating from resident satisfaction surveys.” Dog-ON-It-Parks

Tips for Building Successful Dog Parks as Part of Your Multi-Family Landscape Design

From fencing to water sources, from poop scooping to signs, from location to equipment, learn what you need to know to consider a dog park as part of your multi-family landscape design by downloading this PDF:  Successful Multi-Family Dog Parks

Need a fun “Dog-ON-It” dog park? Call me.

In Pursuit of Play,

Nicole Stoddard, LuckyDog Recreation

Dog Park Expertise From Dog-ON-It Parks Systems

Dog Parks Utah and Idaho, LuckyDog Recreation.

PawsGrip patented coating on every surface, a Dog-ON-It
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Did you know that dog parks generate more outdoor recreation for the investment than almost any other activity in your parks?

Dog-ON-It-Parks offers the first full line of products engineered specifically for off-leash areas in public parks. Incorporating more than two dozen play activities including ramps, jumps, tunnels, hoops and hurdles, a Dog-ON-It-Parks system fills the need for more interaction between dogs and owners at the park.

All components were designed for durability and low maintenance, using stainless steel hardware, rust proof heavy gauge aluminum and PawsGrip™; their patented coating which provides heavy duty, slip resistant traction.

While safety should always be a top priority when evaluating dog park equipment, it’s an especially important consideration in regions with inclement weather.  PawsGrip™ helps to provide a safe walking surface in all weather conditions including rain, snow,
mud and ice.

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Safe walking surface in all weather conditions

Similar to the coatings used in truck bed liners, PawsGrip™ is highly textured, incredibly durable yet still comfortable under dogs’ paws.  The coating is also UV protected, so your equipment will stay bright looking and attractive, minus the muddy paw prints, of course!

This Ask An Expert message is brought to you by Nora VandenBerghe and the Dog Park experts at Dog-ON-It Park Systems. You can learn more by contacting LuckyDog Recreation, your trusted full-service source for outdoor recreational equipment and dog park construction in Utah and Idaho. 

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