Paws4Play is all about helping Councils and communities find ways for people with dogs to share parks alongside other activities and park users.
We have a particular interest in Dog Parks (fully enclosed areas for dogs) because Dog Parks mean:
- We can allow people with dogs a share of limited parkland in a controlled way
- We can allow dogs safely off-leash when the park is near a road
- We can colocate Dog Parks with things like children’s playgrounds and picnic grounds because with a Dog Park we can separate dogs and people
- Dogs and people can socialise – and there is research to show the value of dog being able to socialise. And we know the socialising that goes on between people at a dog park!