Dearborn dog park to stay open year round

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn The city of Dearborn's dog park will remain open year round, a change from plans that had the park closing from Dec. 15 to March 15.

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
The city of Dearborn’s dog park will remain open year round, a change from plans that had the park closing from Dec. 15 to March 15.

DEARBORN – Local dog owners and their four-legged friends will be able to enjoy the city’s dog park throughout the year.

The 2.3-acre facility, south of Henry Ford Centennial Library and just north of the railroad tracks, was scheduled to close for three months on Dec. 15, but the park has proven so popular that Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. made the decision to keep the facility open year round.

The park is usually open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; however, from Dec. 15 to March 15, the park will close at 5 p.m.
The popular pooch park is divided into two areas, one for larger animals and the other for smaller ones. Each area is equipped with benches; dog waste bags and waste disposal stations; water access; and “dog agility” equipment, which includes adjustable jump bars, elevated agility walk platforms, walk ramps, hurdles, teeter totters and barrels.

Entry to each area is restricted to dog owners who have purchased an access permit at the City Clerk’s Office for $30. Owners seeking an access permit must supply proof of Dearborn residency, a copy of the dog’s license, documentation that the dog has been neutered or spayed, proof of current vaccinations and a recent photo of the dog.

For a complete list of the rules and regulations governing the use of the dog park, go to www.dearbornrecreationandparks.com.

For further information, call 313-943-2355.

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