From Ow to Wow! Check Out This Transformation From an Issue Laden Water Fountain to Dog Park

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Camden Vanderbilt

Camden Vanderbilt is located at 7171 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX. The luxurious apartment community offers a selection of custom apartment homes, just a short drive to the Medical Center and popular downtown Houston. With modern design features comprised of spacious walk-in closets, high ceilings, hardwood-style flooring, intricate crown molding, and so much more, each of the one and two-bedroom units provide a feeling of gracious living.

The exceptional apartments have beautiful exterior spaces, complete with resort-style amenities such as sundecks, sparkling pools, walking trails, a garden tub, pet-friendly grounds, and a fitness facility. There are limitless opportunities to maintain a fun, active, and engaging lifestyle in this vibrant community.

Sunken Dog Park Project Spotlight

Recently, Camden Vanderbilt contracted EarthWorks to install a dog park. However, right from the onset, there needed to be more time to select an ideal location for the proposed feature. With an issue-laden fountain area that brought a host of problems every time there was a heavy downpour, our Camden clients knew they could do better. To tackle the fountain dilemma while making their vision a reality, we suggested converting the fountain into a sunken dog park!

We started off with an elaborate plan that took into account our client’s needs and respect for the existing natural elements. The project’s main goal was to create a relaxing and functional outdoor living space where dogs can run off energy, play, and socialize while emphasizing the beauty of the community.

EarthWorks team’s first day of the project started with pumping the water out of the fountain to get the level low enough to enter the area and allow it to begin drying out. This presented the most challenge, considering the area would fill with water anytime it rained. To remedy the problem, we had to partially pump the water back out again every time. Subsequently, we developed creative drainage solutions culminating in a highly functional underground drainage system.

To beat the site access challenge, we installed some steps and a concrete ramp down into the area. We then installed and leveled the base material and added perimeter fencing surrounding the dog park area. Further, for optimal, intuitive use and to make the space more inviting, we put up in-built concrete seating meaning residents can comfortably sit and watch their pets while socializing with other pet parents. 

Lastly, we incorporated a green design in the flooring plan using decomposed granite base and artificial turf. Other additional elements included an irrigated turf for easy maintenance and installation of pots with artificial plants.

Despite the challenges, the finished results turned out exquisitely, providing a highly effective sunken dog park that our clients absolutely loved. This was definitely one of the most challenging and rewarding projects we have had the honor to deliver.

Project Features

  • Sunken pet park
  • Concrete seating
  • Fence installation
  • Pet park turf installation
  • Pots and artificial plants installation

Functionality and visual appeal are critical aspects of any landscaping project. With this incredible addition, Camden Vanderbilt has satisfied its residents while attracting new pet owners to the community. It’s no wonder in the foreseeable future, new residents will be clamoring to get in, and established residents will be happy to stay put.

Turning Visions into Reality

Do you wish to add a new dimension to your landscape design? The experienced professionals at EarthWorks employ proper planning and skillful execution to realize your property’s full potential. We actively communicate with you through every step of the project and ensure you’re happy with the results. Our client sought a trusted Texas landscaper that could reimagine their landscape design and create an outdoor living space that meets their needs and goals. We’re thrilled to have met that expectation.

Contact us today, and let us take the reins on your next outdoor landscaping project.


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