Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NOLA: City Bark



Plans for the first official dog park in New Orleans can be seen and read about in this week's cover story in Gambit Weekly. The location of the dog park is destined to a little-used area of the park, and it is believed that the addition of the official unleashed area will boost the City Park attendance significantly to more than pre-storm numbers. There will be a pass fee, and access will be granted through a type of swipe card.

Part of City Park's master plan, the design of the 4.6 acre dog park area is well-researched and thoughtful, with features such as a dog wash area and future dog agility course. Says Bob Becker, City Park CEO:

"It means several things for City Park. First, it responds to public demand.Secondly, it's just going to be cool. The committee that's been formed to do it is very gung-ho. With any successful project, if you peel back the layers, you can find a core group that has that passion; this group has that. It's a great way to promote socialization of people. I know it sounds corny, but it could be a great healing place, too."

5 comments:

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Secrets said...

I love the idea of a dog park. I've always wanted to open a dog park up north.

Good luck

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cynthik said...

On May 21 I attended a "Master Plan" meeting put on by the Metropolitan Planning Commission for Shreveport. The meeting gave anyone in the city the opportunity to publicly tell policy makers their "vision" for Shreveport and what the master plan should include. I had forwarded them the petition, info on Lafayette recently opening "Laffy Dog Park", the info on this NOLA: City Park entry and mentioned that Baton Rouge has one and is planning more, at the request of it's citizens. I ended my 3 minute talk with "... why not Shreveport?!" They seemed interested. We're back!

Dogblogger said...

Thanks, Cynthia, for keepin' it real.