Officials considering fix for Wheeling dog park


Wheeling city officials are considering two options for repairing the surface of the dog park.

About a month ago, they closed the park when pieces of glass were discovered, coming through the grass.

Now that the weather has improved, officials will decide which of the two options to proceed with.

The first option would be to put down six new inches of topsoil, then plant grass seed.

It would take a while to germinate and for the grass to get well established.

This would mean the dog park wouldn’t reopen until fall.

The second option would have a faster timeline.

“Re-working the four inches of topsoil that was put in prior to planting the grass earlier this year, and then putting sod over the entire park. And that would instantly create grass. Now it would still have to be closed for three or four weeks while we watered and it took root, etc., but that seems to be kind of the solution that we’re focusing in on,” said City Manager Robert Herron.

Herron said both options would be about the same price.

He said because it’s such a popular park, they want to reopen it as soon as possible.

The choice will be made hopefully within a week, then the project will begin.

If they choose sod, the park could reopen three to four weeks afterward.

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