Canine Corral to see partial summer closure


A popular dog park in Danville is getting a facelift and will be partially closed for maintenance over the next two months, according to town officials.

Due to its popularity, a large section of the Canine Corral Dog Park at Hap Magee Ranch Park will need to be re-seeded and will be closed for eight to 10 weeks, town officials said.

Part of the park will be fenced off starting Tuesday and through July while maintenance crews re-seed the area with Bermuda grass seed, which typically grows best in the summer, according to Danville's maintenance services supervisor Dave Casteel.

Dog owners are asked to keep their pets outside of the fenced section during renovations.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Ed
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Happy to see that the park service followed the communities recommendations to replace worn area and protect with fencing, while growing. They also need to be vigilant about keep the area moist.

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Posted by peggy
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Please, please, the park is in Alamo also and Alamo residents provide half of the cost of the park. Danville has had the audacity to exclude Alamo in any decision making--instead we just pay. Thanks Danville.

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Posted by dogfather
a resident of Danville
on Jun 17, 2014 at 7:52 am

What's the toughest, nastiest lawn weed ever -- the one you can NEVer seem to eradicate?

Crabgrass. Believe it or not, you can buy it by the 5 lb. sacks, and up: Web Link

I have it on good authority that the dogs would not mind its presence in the K9 Corral. Maybe mix some in with that relatively delicate Bermuda seed?

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Posted by Oh!riley
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 19, 2014 at 6:21 am

They close the dogpark for months between Nov and March. Why wasn't this taken care of then? Also, other dog parks are open 7 days a week year round while this park is closed for maintenance all day Tues. Let's keep it open longer!

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Posted by dogfather
a resident of Danville
on Jun 19, 2014 at 7:52 am

The Real solution involves another dog park location to reduce the overuse of this fine facility. Osage where it floods occasionally (therefore no sports field impact), a strip along the IH Trail, north of Sycamore to the freeway over-crossing, somewhere in Sycamore Valley Park, etc.

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