Canines used to leash-free romps at the Canine Corral at Hap Magee Ranch Park will have to travel a little further. Each year Danville closes the dog park for routine maintenance, which this year begins Dec. 6.
The dog park was already closed this weekend due to the heavy rains. To find out about closures due to weather, call 314-3483.
The annual moratorium also affects the natural grass sports fields in Danville, at the end of each fall and the beginning of winter.
The fields and dog park are closed for 10 weeks in order to give the Town's Maintenance Services Department time to perform routine maintenance and repairs on the fields and keep them in tip-top shape for the coming spring and summer.
Closures for the fields and dog park are set for Dec. 6 through Feb. 25.
Local dog parks that remain open through the winter are:
* Sycamore Valley Open Space in Danville. Turn left on Holbrook Drive off Camino Tassajara.
* Las Trampas Regional Wilderness in San Ramon. Go west on Bollinger Canyon Road past the entrance to Little Hills Ranch.
* Del Mar Dog Park in San Ramon. San Ramon Valley Boulevard to Pine Valley Raod to Del Mar.
* Memorial Park Dog Run in San Ramon. Bollinger Canyon at San Ramon Valley Boulevard.