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Popular Halifax dog park to undergo improvements starting this week

The off-leash dog park located at Halifax Mainland Common is getting new features. Steve Silva / Global News File

A popular Halifax dog park is set to receive upgrades — and work begins this week.

The Mainland Common off-leash dog park is set to receive a new surface in the dog area, repairs to the park’s fencing, installation of “dog agility elements” and a “shade structure,” as well as improvements to the lighting and trail section of the park.

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The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) says work will begin Tuesday and last until mid-June.

The park will remain open as the work is underway although the active work zones will be fenced off to ensure safety.

Halifax says work crews will be on-site from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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The park’s drainage system will also receive improvements.

WATCH: Man forced to euthanize dog following incident at Halifax park

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Man forced to euthanize dog following incident at Halifax park – Aug 14, 2017

Complaints about the park have been reported since last year — with one man being forced to euthanize his dog after it fell into a hole at the park and became traumatically injured.

The HRM says the improvements will result in a better experience for dog owners in the municipality.

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