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Hays Dog Park will open Feb. 1




The Hays Dog Park will open Feb. 1 at sunrise.

The Friends of the Hays Dog Park group has raised enough money for the park's completion, and although city staff still will have some work to do this summer, the park can be used in the meantime, said city of Hays Parks Director Jeff Boyle.

City workers will be putting on the final touches this week, such as installing a sign displaying the park's rules, adding picnic tables, and improving the road and parking lot.

Smaller dogs will use the 1.5-acre area, and larger dogs will be in a 5-acre area.

The dog park is located at Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex. Boyle said a grand opening will be at a later date.

See Sunday's Hays Daily News for more information.