The proposed alternate off-leash dog facility at Hellyer County Park will be used as a temporary off-leash dog park while the existing facility is closed to undergo upgrades and maintenance, and at certain times during the year while the turf in the existing facility is resting. It is expected that the alternate facility will be used approximately two months in the late fall and/or early spring when upgrades are done to the existing facility, and for approximately one to two weeks for minor maintenance and to "rest" the turf in the existing facility. The new facility will be fenced, have a water fountain, and shade structures/seating areas but will not have irrigated turf. Clean-up stations including garbage cans, and pooper-scooper bags will be provided. Off-leash dog facility regulations and rules will apply and be posted. The alternate facility will be located directly across a paved trail from the existing facility. There will be no additions to parking and the proposed site will be accessed from the existing parking lot.
The alternate facility is intended for temporary use. A chain-link fence will be installed to enclose the alternate off-leash facility; water source/drinking fountain off an existing water line, and construction of small shade structure(s) will occur. The alternate facility will not be irrigated nor will the existing drainage be altered. Minor alterations to the land consisting of evening the surface, and filling holes will occur.