Per request of the Providence Parks Department, Gardner + Gerrish designed and obtained permitting for a 2.5 acre off-leash dog park on the East Side of Providence. The park is a longtime vision of local residents and an effort to mitigate environmental damage to the nearby Blackstone Park where dogs currently run. The entire perimeter will be enclosed with fencing and include an area for smaller dogs, a canine drinking fountain, agility course area, and seating within the wooded lot. Many invasive plant species have been removed and long terms goals include invasive plant management and native plant species recovery. Park opened spring 2016.