Benefits Of Adding A Bark Park To Your Apartment Complex
Are you looking for a creative way to improve your apartment complex so that it is more attractive to potential tenants? Do you need to make your apartment complex a more desirable place to live? Do you want more of your tenants to renew their leases?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then the answer is simple: invest in a bark park. Dog parks can offer so many unique benefits for your apartment complex and its community.
Pet-Friendly Amenities Are on the Rise
Have you heard the term “pandemic puppies”? Well, it’s a thing! According to the Washington Post, pet adoptions skyrocketed during the pandemic. A whopping 26,000 more pets were adopted in 2020 than in 2019. That’s a 15% increase.
According to Digible, pet-friendliness ranks in the top three amenities apartment seekers are looking for. Digible goes on to say that the apartment industry as a whole has seen an increase in apartment complex pet services, including dog parks, dog-walking services, dog-centric events, and even luxury services, like pet spas.
With dog ownwenserhip on the rise, it’s clear that more and more renters will want a place that is pet-friendly.
How a Bark Park Can Benefit Your Apartment Community
1. Dog parks can attract new long-term residents to your community.
Did you know that 63.4 million households in the US have at least one dog. That’s a whole lot of puppies! And, more importantly, that means that many of your potential renters will have at least one pooch.
Adding a bark park to your apartment complex shows potential renters that you are a pet-friendly community. And, pet-friendly communities not only attract new renters, but they also attract long-term renters.
2. A bark park will give your complex an edge over your competition.
Having a dog park in your apartment complex will set you apart from the competition. And, it will attract more renters to check out your complex and sign a lease with you instead of the complex down the street that doesn’t have a dog park.
3. Dog parks will help create a sense of community for your residents.
Bark parks are a great place for your residents to mix and mingle with their neighbors, which helps create a sense of community within your complex. According to the National Association of Realtors, dog parks “create a community center of activity where friends and neighbors gather to relax,” and, of course, talk about their doggies.
4. A bark park can help keep your residents safe.
Dogs need to be walked. And, if a dog owner lives in an area that lacks a dog park or safe area to walk their dog, they may have to venture out to the side of a busy road, which isn’t the safest place to walk. Adding a bark park to your complex is a great way to provide a safe area for your residential dog owners to walk their dogs.
5. Dog parks can lead to better behaved dogs.
Dog parks allow dogs the chance to release pent up energy as well as socialize, both of which can lead to better behaved pups. When doggies get the chance to get some of that bottled up energy out and socialize with their doggie neighbors, they are less likely to act up or be aggressive towards people or other dogs.
6. Bark parks can increase your complex’s property value.
There is a direct positive correlation between dog parks and an increased property value. This is because it’s a pet-friendly amenity that will attract new tenants as well as help you to retain your current renters. Plus, the more amenities your complex has, the more it will be worth. So, while it will cost money to build a dog park up front, it will increase your sales and property value in the long run.
Planning Your Apartment Complex’s New Bark Park
Southeast Outdoors Solutions can build the ultimate bark park for your apartment complex.
Our services include:
- Installing new bark parks
- Updating existing bark parks
- Replacing and updating ground surfacing
- Installing benches, tables & more
- Implementing COVID-conscious additions
- Servicing new or existing bark parks
Let us help you design, outfit, and install your customized bark park today.