---- — DERRY — The Derry Dog Park is open for business after being closed for some upgrades.
Dozens of dogs and their owners took advantage of a nice fall day yesterday to run, romp, visit and exercise at the park.
Parks and Recreation director Eric Bodenrader said the off-leash park gets an overhaul every two years.
The park had to close because much of the work required large machinery. Crews graded the area, spread new stone dust and generally upgraded the popular facility.
The park relies on volunteers and visitors for support. A donation box is located at the main gate for anyone wishing to donate to park upkeep.
The park is on Fordway, next to the animal control building and across from the transfer station.
The area is completely fenced in, with a double gate to enter, to keep dogs safe. There are agility obstacles, tunnels and toys available.
There’s also a separate small dog area, open to dogs 20 pounds and under.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
To learn more, call Parks and Recreation at 432-6136.