A Messenger Marsh Dog Park project that will provide more open space for the dogs to run is continuing.
The reconfiguration of the fencing has been completed to convert four dog enclosures to three. The two large-dog enclosures now have 4.2 acres and 4.8 acres. The small-dog enclosure was left unchanged at 1.25 acres.
Work will continue in the coming weeks to remove woody vegetation and invasive species.
Removing some of the vegetation and pushing the tall grass areas back from the entrance will open up the dog park so the pups have more room to run and the turf will be able to dry more quickly, which will lead to less mud and erosion.
When the project is completed, the dog park will also be easier to mow and maintain. In addition, this project includes the restoration of a retention area and drainage system that collects and transports water from the preserve and dog park area into Spring Creek.
Messenger Marsh Preserve and its trails will not be affected by this work.
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