A dog park consultant was retained for design and guidance of operation.
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Three (3) areas were considered within Allenwood Park. 1) Near the entrance by Station Road, 2) Next to the playground near the ballfields, and 3) Next to the pond.
Open areas that would be least impactful to other recreation amenities and park users. Potential sites were reviewed with our dog park consultant who developed a standard form entitled, "Criteria for Potential Dog Park Sites". It has 15 "features" to evaluate a given site. Generally, topics include size, convenient location, proximity to residences, proximity to other park venues/facilities, parking availability, proximity to a water line (for the fountain), terrain/site lines (for monitoring dogs), ADA accessibility, existing trees for shade, ease of maintenance access, ease of periodic supervision, environmental concerns, and "other concerns".
Near the entrance by Station Road.
Until the end of November, 4 to 5 months in total depending on when construction is completed.
Usage of the dog run, feedback from park user, and monitoring of impacts to park and neighborhood. A direct email will be set up for feedback and an online survey will be conducted
The Great Neck Park District staff. We will also setup a direct email for feedback and conduct and online survey.
As drawn, the large dog area is approximately 34% of an acre and the small dog area is approximately 12% of an acre - thus the size of the dog park, as I designed, comes in at just under 1/2 of an acre at 46% of a full acre. Standard dog parks are one (1) acre thus making the current dog park design as less than half the size.
A pooch pass will be required and staff will be provided during high usage times. During none peak times, spot checks will be done by GNPD staff. All other times will be done by self-policing.
Yes, this is required by NYS and is part of our Pooch Pass requirement. All dogs over 4 months of age, by law, are required to be licensed by the state.
Through the Pooch Pass registration process.
No study has been conducted, this will be reviewed throughout the pilot program period.
No provisions have been made at this time. We believe most users will be within walking distance of Allenwood Park. Again, this will be monitored during the Pilot program period.
During park operating hours.
By signage and GNPD staff.
The dog run will be locked each night at park closing.
GNPD staff will enforce hours and lock the park. The park may also be closed after inclement weather to preserve the grass and area. Also, the park will likely need to be closed for maintenance periodically, at least grass cutting. Signage will reflect this
GNPD Parks Division staff will maintain the area as they do all other areas of Allenwood Park
Yes, a transition entry/exit area is designed to prevent dogs from escaping the dog run.
The transition area was designed to be large enough
There will be separate areas for small dogs and large dogs.
No environmental impact study was conducted. The existing landscape and surfacing will remain as is.
None are planned at this time, this will be reviewed at the end of the trial period.
Drainage has not been a concern for the designated area selected for the dog run.
Wood split rail fence with transparent black mesh fencing. Pavers will be used for the entrance/transition area.
Drawings will be provided prior to the opening of the park.
No, the dog run area will remain in its natural state with only fencing installed.
No capacity has been set, this will be monitored during the pilot period.
No limits have been set but loitering will not be permitted.
Yes, signage will be clearly posted onsite and will be provided during the registration process.
Rules will be in place for excessive barking.
Additional staff will be added during high peak usage times.