By 1808Delaware

In a move that marks the seasonal rhythm of community care and environmental stewardship, the City of Delaware has announced a brief hiatus for one of its most cherished recreational spots. The Delaware Dog Park, a haven for canines and their companions, will undergo its annual maintenance and turf recovery, setting the stage for vibrant greens and safe playtimes ahead. But fear not, pet lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, as Delaware has a plan in place to ensure your walks, jogs, and furry friend frolics continue unabated.

A Necessary Reprieve for Rejuvenation

From February 12 through April 12, the gates of the Delaware Dog Park at 840 Mill Run Crossing will close, taking its annual rest for turf maintenance and recovery. This 5-acre sanctuary, nestled behind the familiar landmark of Kohl’s, is a testament to the city’s commitment to creating spaces that foster community and canine joy. Open from dawn to dusk, the park offers segregated areas for large and small dogs, ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for all. This yearly closure, a routine yet crucial undertaking, underscores the importance of sustainability and care in public spaces, ensuring the park remains a verdant and welcoming retreat throughout the year.

Embracing Alternatives: Parks Aplenty

Understanding the role outdoor activities play in the health and happiness of its residents (both two and four-legged), the City of Delaware ensures the adventure doesn’t end with the temporary closure of the Dog Park. A selection of scenic parks, each with its unique charm and trails, stands ready to welcome pets and their owners:

  • Wetland Park: Located adjacent to the Dog Park, offering a serene backdrop and a glimpse into the area’s natural beauty.
  • Mingo Park: A staple in the community for outdoor fun, with trails that meander through diverse landscapes.
  • Smith Park: Offering wide-open spaces perfect for a leisurely stroll or an energetic jog.
  • Kensington Place Park: A picturesque setting for peaceful walks, surrounded by the calming presence of nature.

Each park allows pets on a leash, ensuring safety and enjoyment for everyone. These alternatives not only offer a change of scenery but also highlight the variety of outdoor experiences available within the city.

Staying Informed and Engaged

For those seeking more information or wishing to plan their visits, the City of Delaware encourages reaching out. Questions and inquiries about the Dog Park or any alternative park options can be directed to the provided contact number, 740-203-1450, or via email. This proactive approach in communication ensures residents and visitors alike can stay informed, making the most of Delaware’s outdoor offerings.


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