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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

A Perfect Fit – Playground Equipment at West Tisbury Apartments

West Tisbury apartments in Rexburg, Idaho is a quaint, quiet community of only 34 family units and now, new playground equipment for the kids.

PLAYCRAFT PLAYGROUND EQUIPEMENT

Now, I wouldn’t quite say that this was a turn-key operation since there wasn’t much there to begin with, but I would say that this little Playcraft playground turned out perfect! especially for a play area that was not planned in the beginning stages of the apartment complex design. We can design PlayCraft playgrounds to fit just about any space.

In fact, with the help of Playcraft Systems we were able to design playground equipment that took advantage of every inch of space, yet provide plenty of fun for all the apartment complex kids.

The LuckyDog Construction crew installed the playground equipment, a custom boarder system and the long lasting Wolverine Rubber mulch playground surfacing. The color combination is bright, inviting, and fun!

FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION

LuckyDog is an all inclusive company. In other words we take your idea find the perfect product, design your playground and build it. This saves you time and money, especially for a small playground like this one.

Here are some before, in the middle, and after pictures.

The old playground.

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Signs the kids can’t wait.
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Voilà the perfect playground!

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Congratulations to the community of West Tisbury on their new playground equipment. Have fun!

If you like this playground you can download the specs right here.

Nicole Stoddard – Exclusive Playcraft Systems™ Sales Rep for Idaho.

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Playground Construction at Greystone Apartments, Caldwell Idaho

The children of the newly renovated Greystone Apartments, in Caldwell, Idaho, got more than new carpet and paint, they got a complete new playground. LuckyDog Recreation, Idaho Playground Construction, was the subcontractor to Kier Construction out of Ogden, Utah.

 Placraft Playground System - Greystone Apartments, in Caldwell, Idaho
The owners’ of the project, Thomlinson and Associates,  selected a custom PlayCraft playground system, complete with a climbing wall and the famous Neutron Spinner.
Site amenities such as benches and bike racks to complete the site. The selected colors compliment the newly painted buildings. They also selected our Sof Fall wood fiber safety surfacing.

Playground Equipment - Greystone Apartments, in Caldwell, Idaho

The LuckyDog Crew is always pleased to work with Kier Construction.

CJ. Stoddard – LuckDog Recreation, Playground Construction Idaho

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Playground Construction at Heron Village Apartments – Meridian, Idaho

CJ and the LuckyDog construction crew faced a muddy mess when they started construction on the new Playcraft Playground in Meridian, Idaho. You can see LuckyDog crew member, Ryan Brunell in the video…he is always such a good sport and willing to work in all the tough conditions this playground construction crew faces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G16kH7iWMDM&feature=youtu.be

This playground construction is part of the new Heron Village Apartments located on 51 E Blue Heron (between Fairview and Ustick) in Meridian, Idaho.

The children at the new apartment homes of Heron Village will have to wait till December to start playing on their new equipment. Site Superintendent, Zac Zollinger, said the new apartment homes will be ready for tenants as earlier as December.  There is already a long waiting list for these fabulous new apartments.

The new Playcraft Playground equipment is still awaiting safety surfacing and the surrounding area will have lots benches and bike racks and a new basket ball standard from LuckyDog Recreation. The new playground opening will coincide with the opening of the apartment complex.

This complex was planned and built by Dave Evans Construction based out of Boise, Idaho.  It has been a pleasure working with them. The produce a quality product.

“Although we will likely never meet the children and the families that will use this LuckyDog playground installation, it is our great privilege to render useful service through the play opportunities our playgrounds provide.” Nicole Stoddard

Call us for your next playground construction job. We get the job done!

Nicole Stoddard, Sales Rep for Playcraft Systems in Idaho and Utah

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