Tudek Dog Park's "Large Dog" pen remains closed for maintenance

Date: April 22, 2018

Centre Region Parks & Recreation (CRPR), which manages and maintains Tom Tudek Memorial Park and the Tudek Dog Park on behalf of Ferguson Township, closed the "large dog" pen on Monday, April 23. The pen will remain closed for maintenance work through next spring.
“Approximately every three years, the pens need to be closed for major aeration and re-seeding, and the "large dog" pen is in need of that maintenance this year,” says Jim Carpenter, CRPR’s Parks Manager.  

The spare/alternate pen will be opened for large dogs.  “The "small dog" pen will receive some aeration and overseeding as well,” says Carpenter, “but it will not affect users of the small dog pen.” 
CRPR would also like to remind the area’s dog owners that leash laws are in place within the municipalities and in all areas of Tudek Park, including the meadows, pastures, sports fields, trails, playgrounds, pavilions, and bike paths. 

“At no time should small children, adults, or other dogs feel threatened by an off-leash dog,” says Pam Salokangas, CRPR Director.  Recently, there have been several instances of residents allowing their dogs to be off leash at the park. “Ferguson Township Police will be monitoring the area for leash law infractions, so please be mindful to keep your dogs on leash and under control,” says Salokangas. 
Additionally, owners who find the "large dog" pen is not spacious enough to permit adequate exercise are reminded that your dogs can be off leash within the 62-acre Patton Woods Nature Area off Circleville Road.  Please remember to follow all hunting season rules and regulations, and remember that you need to control your dog within that recreational area as well. 
Signage will soon be posted at the Tudek Dog Park as the calendar changes to April.  For more information, please contact CRPR at crpr@crcog.net or (814) 231-3071. 

Stay tuned for any updates.