Freedom Dog Park Projects: Playground & Drainage

Posted by April Reiling on Jun 10, 2014
Tags: Community, Parks, Recreation, Town News

Update (July 31, 2014) --- Until all grading, drainage and fencing is complete, the small side of the dog park will remain closed. The training area located in the center of the dog park will be designated for small dogs only during playground construction.

Update (July 15, 2014) --- Crews will begin grading work next Tuesday, July 22, at which time the small dog area will be closed until fencing can be reinstalled. The training area will serve as the small dog park beginning Wednesday, July 23.

As you may have noticed or heard, Freedom Dog Park is undergoing a few changes.

  1. The Dino Playground will be installed at Freedom Dog Park in the near future, which requires a portion of the small dog park to be converted in order to create space for the new playground. On Tuesday, June 10, crews pulled out the agility equipment from the small dog area in order to prepare for construction. The agility equipment will be reinstalled, at an adjusted location, within the small dog park area once the playground is complete. 

    When crews are ready to begin grading, fencing on the small dog side will be removed and relocated to allow for the installation of the playground. During the grading process, the small dog park will be closed for a short period of time, but the center training area will be designated for small dog use only. Once grading is complete and fencing reinstalled, the small dog park will reopen for business as usual. The Dino Playground is anticipated to take approximately six weeks to fully install.
  2. A trench must be dug in the northern portion of the large dog area in order to install a paved drainage canal intended to service homes located north of the park. This drainage canal is part of the original plan to ease drainage for the housing development. The trench is scheduled to be cut the week of June 9 and paved within the month. A small foot bridge is anticipated to be installed as soon as the drainage project is complete. The drainage project will not affect the dog park hours of operation.

If you have questions, please email Parks & Recreation Director Adam Adams.