Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Your comments on city planner Tim Wachtel's Dog Park Schematic Design, June 2009?

Here's one of several schematic designs for a Dog Park for Veterans Park offered by city planner Tim Wachtel. Here are his remarks:

There are three: Basic Park, Better Park, and Master Plan.

Regarding the Project Milestones, we are now in "Section IV: Present Schematic Design(s) to the Public for Comment." The 20th century model included a public meeting, but with an email list of over 50 interested folks, I'm not sure that is necessary. (I also hear that there is a Facebook page, but I can't get there through our network.) I'd be happy to do a meeting, though. Let me know your comments and if you want a meeting.

A couple of points about the Schematic Plans:
1.) The Large and Small Dog Areas require
A.) An Entrance that splits visitors to the large and small dog areas. Does that look right?
B.) Two pet fountains, one for each area, increases costs a little.
C.) Extra cross fencing
Are the extra costs and complications necessary?
2.) The Basic Park is about an acre, the Better Park is 1 3/4 acres.
3.) I did a drawing of what Memorial Pavers might look like. Has anyone seen anything like that?

All I need to finalize the plan and move onto construction documents is:
* Your comments and questions, and
* A budget.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Tim Wachtel, ASLA, Planner III
Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation
505 Travis Street, Suite 560
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 673-7721
Fax: (318) 673-7878


Kathryn Usher said...

This looks like a great way to start reclaiming this park and would work well with the Frisbee golf course across the way.

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