Leslie Lowe, MBCSLA featured in CityLab on "The Anatomy of a Great Dog Park"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
"Leslie Lowe [MBCSLA] is a landscape architect who helped design the Hugh Rogers Wag Park in Whitefish, Montana, dubbed one of the country’s 10 best dog parks in 2015 by USA Today (https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2015/03/27/dog-parks/70481392/). Her park includes a wealth of dog-pleasing features, including climbing rocks, tunnels, asphalt trails, a pond for splashing, shade trees, and an agility course. She’s now plotting out another in Fernie, British Columbia, and writing a book about dog-park design. Lowe, who has spent decades working with hunting dogs, believes that a good dog park replicates the experience of frolicking in the wide-open, ever-stimulating wild, making dogs feel at ease by placing them in a setting that feels naturally familiar."
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Project: Hanley Residence Landscape Architect / Firm: LeFrank & Associates Ltd. Location: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia Photo Credit: David Hollebone