Fairmount Dog Park – Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo, MI
Hospitality & Recreation
City of Kalamazoo
Project Details

Safety and fun for pets and people

Abonmarche’s role in this project included Master Plan development, creation of specifications, and construction administration for a 10-acre park in the City of Kalamazoo. Of the area that consists of open space, woodlands and a wooded ravine, approximately three acres of the site was dedicated as a place for dogs to enjoy with their guardians.  Abonmarche worked closely with the Dog Park Committee to develop a master plan for the dog park, which was located closest to the woodland.

The dog park is adjacent to a landscaped entrance plaza that features donor brick insets and an accessible walkway and parking lot.  Other features of the dog park include a shade pavilion with accessible walkways, drinking fountains, agility course features, dog waste stations, seating areas, and landscaping.  There is also a small dog area and a double gate system with key card activation.  A passive recreation area with walkways, accessible picnic tables, benches, and landscaping is located closest to the residential area.  The park contains an off-street parking lot plus a rain garden.

The park opened to the public in the spring of 2011.


  • Worked closely with Dog Park Committee to develop a masterplan for the dog park located closest to woodland

More Information About Fairmount Dog Park:

  • https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2011/07/formal_opening_ceremony_friday.html – MLive – July 28, 2011
  • https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2011/07/fairmount_dog_park_in_kalamazo.html – MLive – July 30, 2011
  • https://www.kzooparks.org/Parks-Facilities/Fairmount-Dog-Park – Kzoo Parks – n.d

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