How about changing from this:
The former is the way the worthless little gravel areas in the Coliseum Park DFA are currently ‘designed’. Features include:
- Gravel is at or above grade level
- Gravel spills out all over the place (and out of the park)
- Odd little triangles throughout the ‘DFA’
The latter is they way the dog relief areas at the Burnham Station Condominiums were built. Features include:
- Space is defined by landscape timbers.
- Space was excavated to put the gravel below grade level.
- No spillage at all.
However, the cost for four (4) of these spaces at Burnham Station was about $3600, total. That’s a lot of money.
If we focused on one or two areas in the Coliseum Park DFA – say, the north and south ends of the run – and did away with the rest, maybe this would be feasible? The gravel areas would still require cleaning and gravel replacement every year or two, but there wouldn’t be gravel spilling out all over the place onto the walkways and onto the street. And the DFA would look one increment less of a dump. It may be worth a shot, but at this point who knows whether the user community would support the cost. (Hint: the CPD is not going to do this – we asked)??