Presentation on theme: "COMMUNITY DOG PARK FOR THE CITY OF GOLDSBORO. BACKGROUND 46.3 million United States households own a dog. With that statistic, dogs ranked number one."— Presentation transcript:
COMMUNITY DOG PARK FOR THE CITY OF GOLDSBORO
BACKGROUND 46.3 million United States households own a dog. With that statistic, dogs ranked number one as the pet most US households have living with them and in their care A dog park is a place where dogs can run off leash in the presence of their owners or handlers
BENEFITS TO THE CITY OF GOLDSBORO Pet Safety A major benefit of a dog park is the safety provided by an enclosed space where dogs can run free. These off-leash parks allow dogs to exercise without the worry of being hit by a car or running away Community Engagement The establishment of a community dog park in the City of Goldsboro would increase positive social interaction for dog owners while promoting walking and outdoor activity. A dog park would also allow community groups such as WOOF, The Humane Society and other pet organizations to have a place where they could hold community activities or fundraisers for their organization
BENEFITS TO THE CITY OF GOLDSBORO Public Health According to Christian (2010), a recent study found that people who perceived greater social support and who had access to a dog-supportive park within their neighborhood were more likely to walk regularly with their dog, and 80% of those who regularly walk their dog meet the minimum 150 minutes of exercise per week. Safer Neighborhoods Many users of dog parks become regular members of the local community and also share an interest in creating a safe neighborhood and community. With this being said, these dog park users provide extra eyes on the streets and can act neighborhood or community watch people while walking their dog to and from the park.
LIABILITIES Dog Bites & Dog Fights Pet Waste Noise Disturbances Structure of the Dog Park
MANAGEMENT ACTIONS Signage Park Design Pet Waste Stations Trees & Shaded Areas