Woof, there it is: City Hall dog park not closing after all

 While plans for the alternative cover are worked out, City Hall Dog Park remains open during its usual hours — from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.
The dog park behind City Hall, named after a former city manager, will not close this year for reseeding.

Dog lovers rejoice — the city has had a change of heart.

What we know: The planned closure to overseed the David H. Ready Palm Springs Dog Park behind City Hall has been canceled, a city spokesperson said Monday. 

  • The closure, an annual occurrence, was originally slated for Oct. 28 through Dec. 12, 2022. 

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Driving the news: According to a news release issued Monday, community members met with Parks and Recreation Department staff and requested the city cancel the annual overseeding and instead explore alternative ground cover that would reduce the amount of time needed for overseeding. The staff heard the request and took action.

  • “We are listening to our community and keeping the park open rather than overseeding this year while we look into other maintenance options,” said Yvonne Wise, the city’s director of parks and recreation.

Details: While plans for the alternative cover are worked out, City Hall Dog Park remains open during its usual hours — from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week. 

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