The Dog Park, NYC Style
New York pet lovers will be thrilled by the news that spring 2013 will see the launch of a lavish dog park – part of the current $6.5m development of the Hudson River Park in the city’s Tribeca district.
The pooches’ paradise will feature separate areas for large and small dogs, a dog-sized drinking fountain, and a pavement with a specially developed grey-blue surface treatment, in order to appear extra vibrant blue through a dog’s colour-blind eyes. However, the crowning glory of the space is a playful water feature activated by dogs’ movements ¬– much like the spray fountains found in many children’s play areas.
For those who aren’t so bothered about the canine facilities, in addition to the dog park, the new section of the Hudson River Park will also include two curved lawns, landscaped bike and walking paths, and a flexible open space between Pier 25 and Pier 26 with room for up to 2,000 people.