1300 Lee Hwy
Design Process Begins: 3rd Quarter 2020
Design Process Ends: 4th Quarter 2020 (projected)
Construction Begins: 1st Quarter 2021
Construction Ends: TBD
About the Project
The Gateway Park Interim Dog Park project is a proposal to redevelop a portion of the west end of Gateway Park into a temporary dog park. The facility is proposed to include separate areas to accommodate both large and small dogs, fencing with screening in some areas, upgraded lighting, a water source for dogs, grass surfacing, double entry gates, maintenance gates, repurposed and ADA accessible benches, dog waste receptacles, a message board, and standard County signage. Gateway Park is currently lighted, and the upgraded lights associated with this project will allow visitors to use the dog park until the lights turn off at 9 p.m.
If approved, this park will be available for community use until a park master plan is developed for Gateway Park and there is funding to construct the improvements. The temporary dog park will also be reviewed annually to ensure it is operating safely and in accordance with the County’s policies regarding temporary park uses and facilities.
The Gateway Park interim dog facility was proposed by the Rosslyn Dog Owners Group (R-Dogs) in 2019. A preliminary site review and project evaluation helped determine that this is an appropriate site for a temporary dog facility. According to the 2019 Public Spaces Master Plan (PSMP), there is limited access to dog parks in the Rosslyn area and there is a need for three additional dog parks by the year 2035. This proposal will help meet the goals identified in the 2019 PSMP.
About the Process
This and all temporary amenity requests must undergo a proposal review and site evaluation process. These processes have been completed and a draft dog park design will be presented during the community engagement process, which will begin in the third quarter of 2020. Please look out for a community engagement opportunity to learn more and provide your feedback.
Sept-Oct 2020: The County gathered shared a video presentation and collected community feedback on the proposed interim dog park as well as a draft design through an online form. Take a look at the community comments here and the presentation slides to review at your own pace.
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