We have taken our equipment to a new audience with the installation of two new Bark Parks, play areas specifically designed for dogs.
Our first installation was a Bark Park at Old Heath Recreation Ground in Colchester; the second, Chase Green in Whitton, Richmond-Upon-Thames. The parks features agility equipment including dog tunnels, dog jumps and weave posts.
The Bark Park at Colchester forms part of a larger project within Old Heath Recreation Ground following consultation with the local community.
Cllr Annie Feltham, Portfolio Holder for Communities and Leisure Services at Colchester Borough Council, says: “We worked with the local community to find out what improvements residents would like to see on the recreation ground. The park is a popular dog walking area and facilities for dogs were top of the list.
“The facility is proving popular with dog walkers and the equipment installed gives owners the opportunity to work on training skills, which benefits the wider community.”
Sutcliffe Play was amongst a number of companies who submitted designs for the dog park, which were then put to a public vote during consultation.
Andrew Love from Sutcliffe Play says: “We’re delighted to have worked with Colchester Borough Council on such a unique project. We installed a variety of agility equipment, including a dog tunnel and catwalk, which provide an opportunity for owners to work with their dogs on agility and obedience.” https://www.sutcliffeplay.co.uk/productrange/bark-park/
The Bark Park proved so popular in its early months that several new pieces of agility equipment have been added including three new weave posts and an extension to the ‘Up and Over’ equipment which makes it suitable for smaller dogs as well.
The project was funded by Section 106 money following the development of local housing.