The good news: White Rock Lake dog park is finally getting the long overdue revamp that was proposed two years ago.

The bad news: to complete the renovations, the park will be closed for several months starting this Friday, April 25. In the meantime, you’ll have to drive around a bit to find another dog park for some puppy play time (a few of those are listed on this Dallas Parks and Recreation website.)

The city council approved the $946,000 contract to begin construction in January. Just last week the release to begin construction was announced.

The DMN originally reported that the park would close March-December, so with the late start in construction — which will take at least nine months — we can expect the dog park to reopen early 2015. We’ll keep you posted with construction updates as the project progresses.

Click on the rendering below to see what renovations are in store for the 13-year-old dog park:White-Rock-Dog-Park

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