Manhattan fur babies can now frolic on soy-based artificial grass


In New York, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 dog park has installed soy-based synthetic grass from SYNLawn.

Nearby East River Park already features the renewable material on its 30,000 square foot Pier 2. Installed more than ten years ago, the material has held up well—which prompted the new contract, along with pet owners’ desire for a natural material for their fur babies to play on. 

“There’s an opportunity to put in a material that’s safe for pets,” said Sandy Balboza, who sits on the park’s volunteer Community Advisory Council. “There are a lot of dogs who don’t like to walk on the gravel, so they don’t come here, and some of them who do come might sit up on the concrete and not play.”

SYNLawn pet grass is designed specifically for pets without the need for traditional maintenance. Domino Dog Park in Brooklyn, Manhattan Beach Dog Park and Tully Dog Park have also chosen and recommended SYNLawn as their pet surfacing.