MERIDEN — Portions of a fence around the city’s dog park were damaged in an incident last week.
On March 14, officers responded to the Hicks Avenue park after a caller reported that a person was “stuck in the dog park with their vehicle,” according to a police report. The incident was classified as an accident involving driving under the influence, said police spokesman Lt. John Mennone. It is unclear if anyone was charged. The case remains open.
Fencing around the section for small dogs was damaged. Mayor Kevin Scarpati said the company that installed the fence surveyed the damage.
”We received word that they can get out there as early as this week to make necessary repairs,” Scarpati said.
Scarpati said the rest of the park remains open.
”A lot of hard work went into this (park) by a dedicated group of volunteers,” he said.
The city dog park, located at Beaver Pond, officially opened to the public in August after a committee of volunteers spent years raising funds and searching for a site.
Edna Roberts, chairwoman of the dog park committee, said the effort took four years.
”It was a long haul, it was stressful and a learning process,” Roberts said. “But we got it up and people love it.”