The Pacific Steel & Recycling Trailside Dog Park will close on Monday, May 6th for annual maintenance on the turf.
A press release says that during the closure, the park will be fertilized, overseeded, and irrigated, which will require nearly four weeks for the turf to rejuvenate and recover. The park is tentatively set to reopen on Monday, June 3.
I love the dog park, and totally understand that it has to be maintained each year…but it is a bit frustrating that ut takes nearly a month. But the result is absolutely worth it!
As much as we love the dog park, here’s some ideas to consider that might make it even better:
– Vending machine that dispenses tennis balls or Frisbees – maybe $2 each – with all proceeds going toward park maintenance/upgrades
– Lights for night-time activity/events – something like “Bark After Dark!”
– A covered area with a bit of shade for the pups
When I win the massive Powerball lottery, one of the first things on my list is to build a huge indoor, climate-controlled dog park 🙂
Here’s the full text of the City press release:
High use at the Pacific Steel & Recycling Trailside Dog Park has caused considerable turf damage to the park. Starting Monday, May 6, the dog park will be closed to the public for turf repair.
During the closure, the park will be fertilized, overseeded, and irrigated. Allow approximately four weeks for the turf to rejuvenate and recover. The park is tentatively set to reopen on Monday, June 3.
Since the park opened in July 2009, it has become one of the City’s most popular destinations for dog owners. According to Parks Manager, Lonnie Dalke, “The park closure is a short term inconvenience with a long-term benefit. We have to remember to look at the big picture and take care of our community amenities, like the dog park. Regular maintenance and repairs like these benefit all of us, including our pets.”
The City appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation during the closure. For questions regarding the repair project contact Lonnie Dalke, Parks Manager at 771-1265.