Promenade News

All Bark and No Bite in This Park!

Posted: September 12, 2018 by Russell Clark

“Walkin’, tail taggin’, Frisbee chasin’, ball fetchin’! Yeah!”

“Back scrubbin’, ear washin’. Maybe not so much.”

-Signed Your Dog

Promenade@5 loves dogs! We think our homeowners do too. That is why we put a lot to effort into designing a dedicated space for all things ‘dog’!

Our ‘Bark Park’ located adjacent to the clubhouse has lots of room to roam and meet friends – both human and canine. It is a safe and friendly environment for your dog to play and run while allowing you to meet and get to know your neighbors. Additionally, the park will feature a dog washing station, allowing you elbow room for this necessary task.

Dog parks are terrific, but don’t take our word for it. Here is what others have to say about off-leash areas:

“Parks have a real role in the socialization of a city. Off-leash areas really expand upon that. We also recognize that dog guardians and their pets create an atmosphere of safety in our public parks.”

-Seattle Mayor, Greg Nichols

“People say, ‘I never knew my neighbors until I went to the dog park.’ You meet all these wonderful people and the only thing that you have in common is that you have a dog and that you love dogs – you wouldn’t meet these people anywhere else.”

-Ali Rutzel, the head of Citizens for Off-Leash Areas (COLA)

“Off-leash parks are community centers for people just as much as for canines.”

-John Etter, Parks Planning, Public Works Maintenance, Eugene, OR

“Dogs facilitate friendly interactions among people, as they so actively solicit play and offer greetings. Establishing a dog park creates a community center of activity where friends and neighbors gather to relax. Users of dog parks are self-policing so as to maintain the appealing environment. Creating dog parks is a method for more efficiently educating dog guardians and facilitating them in assuring excellent behavior with their dogs.”

-Dr. Lynette Hart, Director, UC Davis Center for Animals in Society


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