If you were a dog, you’d want to live in this downtown high-rise.
Not only is it “centrally located near cultural attractions, restaurants and nightlife” – where nice people have FOOD — it has its own 7th floor outdoor park!
We were very familiar with the building and its small, overworked dog run, having worked on several projects for the building management over the years. So when we got the call that they wanted a first-class doggie park designed, you can imagine our response.
Designed to accommodate 40-60 dogs on varying schedules, while following the latest thinking on hygiene and pet management, CSG assembled a mix of technologies, materials and management practices to meet the need. We started by breaking the large space up into 3 smaller “task-specific” spaces, then added long-lasting/quick draining, dog-specific synthetic turf over raised pedestals for romping. Anti-microbial infill was raked into the turfgrass and is refreshed on a specific schedule. Twice-daily hydration of the turf from above — and on-call mechanized hydration from beneath the pedestal system – ensures active flushing and freshness of the space. Doggie watering and bathing are accommodated, and several fire hydrants get lots of use.
Meantime, owners can watch the zany dog action from custom ipe wood benches, with trees and shrubs softening the space and adding needed shade. Landscape lighting of plants and surfaces shifts overnight to path-specific lighting for late-night visitors.
We hear the dogs have rated the new installation—and given CSG five bones!