Washington state

Popular play area for pooches in south Richland closing for a day of maintenance

Jane Osterman of Richland watches as her Yorkie named Emma and miniature bull terrier Iva play in a wading pool Tuesday at the Paws-Abilities Place dog park.

The popular fenced off-leash play area for pooches will close June 10 for a day of maintenance.

The park is adjacent to Badger Mountain Community Park off Keene Drive and Englewood Road in south Richland.

Kevin Hunt of Kennewick is Iva’s owner.