Grand Opening for Chattapoochee Dog Park
The Rogers Bridge Dog Park, renamed Chattapoochee Dog Park, held its Grand Opening on April 28, 2012, and was a popular event with many dogs and their owners in attendance. TSW’s Adam Williamson was present at the ceremony to explain the park’s design and its intent. TSW has designed many dog parks that have become popular amenities for communities. As towns and communities opt for higher density neighborhoods, off-leash dog areas have become an essential need for these communities.
The Chattapoochee Dog Park is a testament to TSW’s commitment to eco-friendly design. The park’s design minimized grading and preserved all existing trees, which are now part of the dog park areas, providing much-needed shade for the pets and their owners. The parking lot features gravel parking spaces that allow for stormwater infiltration, and the park incorporates a bioswale system and raingarden to capture stormwater for the site. Recycled shredded bark was used in the dog park areas, and native plant materials were chosen for drought tolerance to create xeriscaping.
These sustainable design elements make the Chattapoochee Dog Park one of the most unique parks in the region, and a testament to TSW’s commitment to creating eco-friendly spaces that contribute to the overall well-being of communities. The park serves as a model for future parks, where eco-friendly design elements can be incorporated, and community members and their pets can enjoy the benefits of these green spaces. The park’s success highlights the importance of creating sustainable, eco-friendly spaces that meet the needs of communities, and TSW’s ability to create such spaces through thoughtful design and planning.
For more information about the Grand Opening, go to http://duluth.patch.com/articles/a-special-day-for-duluth-s-dogs#photo-9766001