Hollywood Cuts the Ribbon on Newest Dog Park
HOLLYWOOD - Residents and their 4-legged friends were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the City’s newest dog park, Hollywoof Dog Park, at Stan Goldman Memorial Park. Owners and their pooches visited with vendors to fetch some free K-9 treats before the Junkanoo band kicked off the official celebration. As soon as Hollywood's elected officials cut the ribbon the dogs were off for some tail waggin’ fun.
Pups of all sizes cooled their paws in wading pools, jumped on and through the exercise equipment, and enjoyed stretching their legs as they ran leash-free. The Hollywoof Dog Park is 20,000+ square feet of secured fenced-in grass with areas for both small and large dogs. The park is fully furnished with dog play and training equipment; fresh water troughs for drinking, dog themed park benches and waste bins and features new pedestrian walkways, signage and security lighting. The dog park was designed by architects, Walter Wernecke and Dale Bryant, in the City’s Department of Public Works working with the community.
One of the unique features added to the park is an environmentally friendly drainage system that incorporates ‘bio-retention.’ The bio-retention areas installed in the park capture and store stormwater run-off and filter it through a special sand/soil mix. This allows the roots of wetland plants to filter the water as it drains into a gravel reservoir below the surface, and eventually re-enters the groundwater system. The science of bio-retention has been incorporated for years in cities like Portland, Oregon. This was an opportunity to introduce a pilot system in Hollywood.
Hollywoof is part of Phase I of the Stan Goldman Memorial Park improvements. Other enhancements to the park include new entrance signage and pavement, additional parking for 15 vehicles, new fencing and gates, security lighting and landscaping. Additionally, the skate park area has been recently refurbished. Located along the water, the park is shaded by a mature tree canopy and features and picnic pavilion, restroom facilities and children’s playground equipment on an artificial turf safety surface.
Stan Goldman Park featuring the new Hollywoof Dog Park is located at 800 Knights Road in the Park East neighborhood and is open from dawn to dusk. For more information on the Hollywoof Dog Park, please call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404.