Walkways allow a stable surface for dogs and their owners, as well as site amenities such as drinking fountains.
There are many materials to choose from. The most common types are listed below.
Cement concrete pavement is a durable poured-in-place surfacing consisting of sand, cement and stone aggregate. This low maintenance surface can be colored, or scored to create differing surface patterns. Also, the top surface can be treated with a customized aggregate to produce a treatment called “exposed aggregate” or “pebble concrete” to add aesthetic value.
Bituminous concrete surfacing consists of stone aggregate and liquid bitumen. It is typically installed with an asphalt spreader for larger areas, or deposited from wheelbarrows for smaller site installations. After compacting the surface with asphalt rollers, traffic on the pavement is usually restricted to allow the surface to oxidize or “cure.”
Walkway Length (feet)
Curbing along the walkways found inside the dog park can help prevent surfacing materials from spreading onto walkways, making them unsafe for dogs and their owners. The addition of curbing should be high enough to prevent washout and low enough to prevent injury.