---- — DERRY — Some local dogs — and their owners — were bereft when the Derry Dog Park closed for maintenance and upgrades recently.
Parks and Recreation director Eric Bodenrader said the off-leash park gets an overhaul every two years.
The park has reopened and it’s looking great.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes returned to the park in big numbers to check out the refurbished facility, which is always popular.
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.