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Town delays openings for sports fields, dog park

Officials cite potential for damage caused by recent rainfall

The town of Danville has delayed opening public sports fields and the Hap Magee Ranch Park dog park because of recent wet weather, according to a town spokesman.

The town-maintained natural grass sports fields were originally scheduled to reopen last Saturday, following the annual winter closure. The "Canine Corral" dog park, which had new hybrid sod installed in December, was also set to open again on Saturday.

But recent rainfall saturated the areas and created the potential for damage, which led officials to postpone the openings, according to Geoff Gillette, town public information coordinator.

This Tuesday (March 4) is now the earliest the fields and dog park could open, weather permitting, Gillette said.

Danville received a little more than 2 inches of rainfall last week, with about 0.03 inches occurring over the weekend, according to data collected at the Danville Library. National Weather Service forecasts predict chance of rain in Danville through Thursday afternoon.

Residents can find updates on the sports fields and dog park by calling town representatives at 314-3484 or checking the official town Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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