We all love our dogs. In fact, thirty-six percent of American households have at least one dog as a pet. Dogs have earned our love and affection with their loyalty, playfulness, companionship, and for all the work that they do.
Pet adoptions skyrocketed in 2020 during the height of the pandemic and are remaining steady through 2021. According to a report published by Business Wire, 54% of households own a pet with 73% of those households reporting to have dogs.
Spring cleaning is essential to make sure your park continues to be a safe, attractive, and inviting destination for local families and visitors to enjoy. Here are a few tips and best practices to keep in mind while preparing your park for the upcoming season.
Spring is quickly rolling back around; and as the weather becomes more comfortable your parks will see an influx in visitors. Make sure your dog parks are in peak condition for the coming months with a little help from your friends at Pet Waste Eliminator.
As your visitors continue to view local parks as safe spaces to relax, exercise, or gather with loved ones, it is important to focus on safety provide regular reminders of your current policies.
Now that you’ve purchased your pet waste stations and stocked up on refill bags, let’s get those stations assembled and put to work.
Parks have become a safe-haven for people looking for a place to exercise, relax, or simply enjoy a change of scenery. As we transition into summer, prepare to take extra precautions to remind your visitors of social distancing regulations and best-practices. Add the exclusive “pet waste bandit signs” from Pet Waste Eliminator throughout your park as a constant reminder.
Public parks have been an invaluable outlet during the COVID-19 pandemic, and as communities around the nation prepare to reopen, this surge in traffic will likely continue. Parks will continue to see an influx of people exercising, socializing, and enjoying the weather since social distancing is the new normal. Make sure your park is prepared to safely welcome visitors in the coming weeks.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an environmental movement created to educate the public on the importance of protecting and preserving our planet. This Earth Day take a step in the right direction by focusing on easy sustainability practices that will help reduce your carbon footprint, and maybe even save money in the process. Here are our top tips:
Have you upgraded to Pet Waste Eliminator’s new Die Cut Metal Pet Waste Stations? Here’s what you need to know.
Operating a public park is an expensive undertaking for those who rely on grants, sponsorships, in-kind donations, and city or federal funding to operate. It’s important to seize every fundraising and sponsorship opportunity regardless of the size, as several small donations can make a large difference over time.
The old saying “build it and they will come” no longer applies. How often do you see dog waste in the park even though there are “enough” pet waste stations to go around?
Celebrate “America Recycles Day” this and every Nov. 15 by reevaluating your parks recycling program and finding smart ways to reduce your overall carbon footprint while increasing buy-in from park visitors
Whether you’re planning a new dog park or currently have one in your park, it’s important to think about the local regulations and requirements of dog owners. Make sure you have a safety plan in place to reduce the opportunity for incidents while dogs and their families are at play.
October is observed as national fire prevention month to educate the public and raise awareness of the importance of fire safety.
Once the temperatures drop you may find it difficult to attract visitors to your park. Attracting new visitors can be as simple as offering a fun and diverse line-up of programs to pique their interest.
Here are some action-packed events you can host this coming fall season.
Dog parks are a lot of fun and provide a much-needed outlet for pets to play and socialize.
Keep yours well maintained and reduce repair costs over the lifetime of the park and make your park visitors feel safe and comfortable.
You are probably checking all the boxes when it comes to maintaining your fundraising efforts, but have you tried any out of the box tactics? Considering the current digital landscape, it’s never been easier to reach or create an audience for your cause or organization.
Increasingly, families are living in densely populated urban areas with little green space for themselves or pets. This presents an excellent opportunity for parks and recreation areas to provide safe and convenient accommodations for families and their pets to play, exercise, and relax. Adding a dog park as an amenity is a great way to entice families to visit often.
Here’s what you need to know before adding a dog park.
The spring and summer are favorite times to head outdoors for fun and recreation, but how do you generate consistent traffic throughout the rest of the year?
Pool season is in full swing, so take these steps to keep your park visitors safe this summer:
You’ve created a stellar lineup of programs for your park and are waiting for the crowds to arrive. The demands for your audience’s attention are so great that you need to provide concise, useful, and targeted marketing promotions that speak to their needs and preferences.
These tactics span from influencer marketing to traditional marketing banners and chalkboards but are tried and trusted because of their reach and low barrier to entry.
Are you looking for new ways to spruce up your park? We’ve gathered some interesting industry trends worth a second look that may be easier than you thought to incorporate.
Dog waste has real, long-lasting effects on communities and their inhabitants. Are you doing your part to keep your public spaces clean and safe?
Area families are likely counting the days until the weather is warm enough to “come out and play.” Make it worth their while by maintaining a safe, clean and inviting park or recreation center for them to enjoy.