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Parks to renovate Denny Regrade Park off-leah area; closure to last until May 28

The Denny Regrade Park off-leash area will be closed from Monday, May 7 through Sunday, May 27 and will reopen on Monday, May 28.

In concert with Park Division Maintenance crews, Parks’ Seattle Conservation Corps will remove the old surfacing and replace it with a new surface, improve the drainage, power clean all surfaces, remove cement, prune trees and repair the fence.

The nearest off-leash area is within walking distance at Denny Park at the corner of Dexter Ave. N and Denny Way.

Parks apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks users for their patience.

The Seattle Conservation Corps: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/scc/, now in its 27th year, is a dual-purpose program: it trains formerly troubled people for viable, living-wage jobs, and the Corps collectively do needed work in Seattle parks and for other agencies and employers on a contract basis.

The Corps provides homeless adults opportunities to train and work in a structured program that provides them with job skills and carries out projects that benefit our citizens and our environment. It’s a year-round employment program with an annual budget of about $4 million.

Rather than relying primarily on public funding, the Corps covers 75 percent of its costs by doing work for City departments and others, and seeking grant funding for support services, training, and educational opportunities.