Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Riverwalk - dogs and dishes


Above is a parabolic dish, which is an acoustic device that echos sounds when you stand between them. We had fun singing, hollering and whistling.. also they are beautiful to look at.
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Another parbolic dish, this one is a periscope type thingy that we could look out over the river and get a close up view of the train trestle bridge that was up. While we looked we could sing, holler and whistle and listen to our selves. the good thing is, no one hears it but the one inside the contraction.





Dogs are allowed, leashed only. The park provides water for humans and water fountains for paw babies. The good news is, the handle to the dog water is up at human hand level.


24 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Seems to be a very nice and interesting park that. The parabolic thingies looks really cool.
Happy Wednesday and have a lovely day!
Getting ready for work here shortly.

Eva

diane b said...

There is lots of interesting stuff in that park. Very modern too.

Declan said...

Looks like a fun day out! Deccy x

EG CameraGirl said...

What a fun park! I just love those doggy water dishes!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Wow! Never heard of a parabolic dish! So so so cool. Both kinds of them!!!!!!!!

So nice to provide water for dogs. And also wise, to insure they are on a leash, there. Not every person is dog friendly, even though it doesn't seem possible to dog lovers.

Perhaps they had a sad earlier experience.... Or being older, are not as secure on their feet, and could be "bolled over" by the sweetest/friendliest of dogs.

I'd say this park is super!!!!!!!!

Kathy said...

Love those doggie fountains!

George said...

I'm continually impressed with Riverwalk. Those parabolic dishes look interesting.

Michaele said...

That is so cool!!!

TexWisGirl said...

very cool design(s). both the sound thingies and the dog water bowl. :)

Rose said...

It would be a good thing if people could not hear me...love that they have a fountain for the dogs.

Madi and Mom said...

Your city has the most progressive and unique ideas for parks and fun.
I would have paid money to see you singing and shouting between the parbolic dishes!! I bet the periscope parbolic makes for interesting sights.
Lucky pups w their own water fountain.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Very interesting! I've never see a water bowl for the doggies before!!

Inger said...

You have the best stuff - I've never seen anything like it. That boxer is just gorgeous!

SweetMarie said...

The pups are so cute! My Rocket must have boxer in him! So glad someone had a brain and added water for animals. :)
Fantastic photos, MadSnapper!

Debra Dickinson said...

What fun! I would drive me, myself and I crazy playing with those dishes. :) The fountains are so clean! They have those at the dog parks here, but clean? Not so much. :(

Betty Manousos said...

this is a beautiful, modern park.
i've never seen a water bowl for the pups like it.

very interesting!
thanks for sharing:)

Deb said...

oh that is so cool....what a fun place for humans and four legged critters..

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra - I love that park - I wish we had one here. Very nice and pretty. So what is the temperature there now? How cold do you get? sandie

Ann said...

now that looks like a lot of fun to me. Of course I can see Wade thinking it would be silly to stand there and sing and listen to yourself.
Of course any park that allows dogs is a winner in my book. How cool that they have their own drinking fountain

Grandma C's Place said...

There is a water hole similar to the one in your photo in Henry Cowell State Park. But it doesn't have the tallest part. What does the tallest part do on the one in your photo?

Maple Lane said...

Very interesting! I've never seen fountains for doggies! That's great. John is some better tonight. We go back on Fri. aft. for bloodwork results.

Catherine said...

How cool is that pup water fountain! Very cool!
xo Catherine

Linda said...

Amazing product design. I would ;like to know - who designed Riverwalk?

Dee said...

Seems like they thought of everything at this park. That parabolic dish would be fun....kids would love it. I think is is nice to have the doggie water fountains....this a one great park.