The Lincoln Parks and Recreation department is currently performing a survey, called the Lincoln Parks & Recreation Dog Use Facilities Master Plan Survey, to guide dog park improvement as well as the construction of new dog parks in the future. The survey can be found here. They are interested in your input.
Please tell the Parks and Recreation department not only what you like about our dog parks, but also where you think can they use improvement. At the end of the survey there is a separate area for comments.
The information below is intended to you help you in completing that section of the form. It has been prepared to assist you in communicating your own comments and suggestions to the Lincoln Parks and Recreation department. This list has been collected via feedback from individual dog park users like you, as well as information provided by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
What Are you Concerns?
- Access from paved roads and bike trails
- Natural features such as hills, trees, and a creek or pond
- Ample and conveniently located waste and trash receptacles
- Ample and conveniently located bag dispensers
- Secure fences
- Potable water for dogs and their owners (cost est. $10,000)
- Natural shade from trees
- Shelter from sun, wind, rain, and cold (cost est. $85,000)
- Additional parks and capacity at each park to avoid overcrowding
- Multiple entrances and/or separate and entrance gates
- Ample space at and inside each entrance gate
- Gate to keep out and let dogs enter water feature
- Paved and lighted parking lots; possibly more than one lot
- Clear signage stating park rules and cautioning users on safety
- Police and Animal Control presence/Enforcement of Park Rules
- Smaller dog area (e.g., under 20 lbs.) with separate entrance from the parking lot
- Agility and play equipment
- Paved, gravel, or woodchipped trails giving access to additional park area
- Lighted trails
Your turn: What would you like to see in Lincoln’s dog parks of the future?