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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park, located at 6400 Abbot Road, will be closed over the 2020-2021 winter season. The park will be closed beginning December 14, 2020, with a tentative re-opening date of April 5, 2021, weather permitting.The purpose for the seasonal closure of the Northern Tail Dog Park is to prevent considerable wear and tear to park grounds, which has occurred over past winter seasons due to park use during freeze-thaw periods and periods when the soil is wet and muddy.The City has completed extensive work to improve drainage and restore grass at the park as a result. To prevent a long-term closure of the park in the future, City staff began regularly closing the facility each winter season a few year ago, similar to many other recreational facilities in the East Lansing community. Other park facilities that close over the winter months include the East Lansing Soccer Complex, the East Lansing Softball Complex, the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center and all bathrooms in City parks.Signs will be installed at the park this week to notify park users of the upcoming seasonal closure.