Great Falls dog park to close for several weeks

Posted at 2:58 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:10:20-04

GREAT FALLS – The City of Great Falls says that “high use” at the Pacific Steel & Recycling Trailside Dog Park has caused considerable turf damage to the park.

Starting Monday, May 7, the dog park will be closed for turf repair.

During the closure, the park will be fertilized, overseeded, and irrigated. A press release from the City of Great Falls says that it will take approximately four weeks for the turf to rejuvenate and recover.

According to City 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 turf maintenance is performed annually.

For questions regarding the repair project contact Lonnie Dalke, Parks Manager at 771-1265.

The Trailside Dog Park features a “big dog” and “small dog” yard with a walking path and obstacles for agility.

Reporting by David Sherman for MTN News