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Off-leash dog park in Cherry Creek State Park to close temporarily

The popular off-leash dog area in Cherry Creek State Park will close temporarily for four days in early October for maintenance and improvements.

The area, which sees over one-million visits by people and their pets annually, will be closed from Oct. 5 through Oct. 8, according to a news release. The same area was closed in October last year for upgrading. State park staff, contractors and volunteers will work on trails, improved access to the site and recovery of natural resources.

“We are dedicated to being active care takers of this highly valued public land,” Park Manager Jason Trujillo said. “It has gotten to the point where it is so busy down there we can’t get any work done without interrupting experiences of visitors and this maintenance work cannot be conducted safely while the area is open.”

Improvements this year will include two new pedestrian access points from the parking

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