Cherry Creek State Park will be closed from Oct. 11 through Oct. 15. This is the third year in a row the dog area will close due to park enhancements and to perform needed maintenance work, Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) said. The 107-acre off-leash area attracts more than one million people and dogs each year and it is one of the most heavily used parks in the state.

The following are the park improvements that will be put in:
Fencing for native grass reseeding and weed management
Additional concrete to improve access from the parking lot to the entrance of the off-leash area
Resurfacing trails
Restriping the parking lot at 12 miles south
A new message board at the entrance station

Moving forward, park officials said that they will do their best to plan and limit their maintenance work within autumn and spring.

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