Santa Monica Turns Runway into Dog Park

The city of Santa Monica, California, has transformed a former airport runway into 8.5 acres of dog-friendly parkland. The landscape architecture firm ah’bé landscape architects [principal Calvin Abe, FASLA] used green stormwater management, landscape planting, and irrigation throughout the parking lots, two soccer fields, and dog area. The Airport Park is the first city-built “ground-up” park to open in Santa Monica in 24 years.

Dog parks seem to be all the rage–check out the great educational dog park project members Jon Mueller, ASLA, and Keith Dixon, ASLA, completed with grade school children as part of this year’s National Landscape Architecture Month.

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