Many dog lovers in the Ann Arbor area may be howling with disappointment next week. They will need to find a new place to let their four legged friends run free. The Swift Run Dog Park will be closed for repairs.
With only two off-leash dog parks in Ann Arbor, there's often quite a few canines running and playing at the park at Ellsworth and Platt. But, they'll need another location to run off some energy next week.
Washtenaw County Parks Deputy Director Coy Vaughn says a week of maintenance and upgrades are scheduled. "We are making improvements to basically the surface area in the interior of the park, making it more accessible, adding some additional limestone fines to make all areas of the park more accessible for all users," Vaughn says.
Vaughn says they also will use the down time to improve the area where dogs play. This area gets torn up quite a bit, especially during wet weather.
The project is expected to cost about $4,000.
While Swift Run is closed, Vaughn recommends owners take their dogs to Olson Park on the city's north side off of Dhu Varren.