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|2019 STC Landscape Installation of the Year Award - Specialty|
2019 Landscape Installation of the Year Award: Specialty Category
ForeverLawn, Inc. – West Hollywood Dog Park
The West Hollywood Dog Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., is a community dog park with a true focus on community. Residents of the city, which is locally known as WeHo, came together to voice their desire for a safe, clean, attractive park where they could bring their dogs for off-leash exercise and play. Their intensive community involvement, which spanned over four years, resulted in a park consisting of two enclosed areas, one for small dogs (4,250 square feet), and one for large dogs (7,350 square feet). In a city where dogs are far more common than children (400 children live in WeHo, and 30,400 adult residents have dogs), the dog park was an essential resource, and one that residents were more than happy to pay for out of their tax dollars. When the dog park opened in January 2018, WeHo Mayor John Heilman was on hand to host the ceremonies and cut the ribbon.
The design of the park includes mounds and terraces to give the dogs an interesting and challenging place to play and exercise. The use of synthetic turf allows for these unique surface features that would not be possible if a loose fill surface such as mulch had been used. Other valuable features of the park include lights inset into the ground, which enhance safety at night and create a beautiful appearance for the park, secure fencing with double gates to keep dogs safe, comfortable and attractive seating for dog owners, and live plants and shade trees that help create an inviting, comfortable environment.