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Posted on: March 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Several Parks in Western Dublin to Close Temporarily to Repair Turf

The effects of the four-year drought have been especially hard on Dublin's western parks, and winter rains have brought widespread weeds. In order to bring the turf back to a healthy condition, the City of Dublin will temporarily close several parks this spring.

The following parks are expected to be closed for a minimum of one week for turf renovation, and then an additional six weeks to allow the new seed to germinate and the root system to take hold. It is expected that all parks will be open in time for summer. However, all dates are subject to change, depending on the weather.

The projected closure schedule is as follows:

Shannon Park - Closed March 14 through May 1
Heritage Park - Closed March 21 through May 8
Dolan Park - Closed March 31 through May 15
Mape Park - Closed April 13 through June 5

The Dougherty Hills Dog Park has been closed since October 2015 for some general renovations and park improvements. Due to the on-going rains, the seeded grass areas are not fully established at the dog park. The City will continue to monitor the site and will re-open when conditions improve. At this time, the earliest possible opening date is Friday, April 15, which is subject to change based on grass establishment. Thank you for your patience.

Please contact the City of Dublin Public Works Department at (925) 833-6630 for more information.

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