An urban oasis for pets and their owners
Location: Columbus, OH
PLANIT Studios was asked to evaluate a small strip of land adjacent to a parking structure and develop a plan to better utilize the space as a community dog park. The park will serve the surrounding neighborhoods as well as a luxury student housing complex.
One of the initial challenges was allocating separate areas for large and small breeds to play safely off leash. This drove the site design towards two main activity areas split between a centralized entrance, which also serves as a common area for pets and their owners to socialize. Amenities include programmed agility equipment along with open run areas.
Seating is provided along a central accessible path as well as informal seating areas placed throughout the park to allow for more intimate seating opportunities. Large trees are placed along the edge of the site to both provide needed shade and create a buffer to the concrete parking structure.