The first phase of a dog park at Goyne Park is almost finished. The first phase will feature a small dog run, said Joe... Dog park to open in mid-April
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County employee, Joe Stovall, on right, talks with local contractor Simon Green last week at Goyne Park.

The first phase of a dog park at Goyne Park is almost finished.

The first phase will feature a small dog run, said Joe Stovall, construction services manager at county parks and recreation.

The first phase will also have an 8-foot-wide, 220-foot long walking path and an 80-foot-long release foyer area, he said.

The second and third phases will include an agility course and large dog run.

Work on the dog park began in February and has involved clearing diseased and dying trees and all small trees and underbrush.

Last week, Simon Green of KCH Contracting was removing tree stumps and Hurricane Fence of Richmond was installing a fence.

An opening ceremony is scheduled for mid-April.

The Chester Community Association donated $5,000 for the construction of the park. The organization is forming a committee and plans to manage the park after it opens.