Bow Wow Beach, Stow’s popular dog park, will close for the 2017 season on Thursday.

The last day to use the park before it closes is Wednesday; hours are 8 a.m. to dusk. Bow Wow Beach will remain closed through the winter.

The 7.5-acre fenced-in park is located at Silver Springs Park, 5027 Stow Road in Stow. It includes a lake, pen entrances, waste deposit stations, dog washing stations and separate areas for small dogs. It was opened in June 2007 and is owned by the city of Stow and managed by the Parks and Recreation Department. 

Its planned opening for 2018 is scheduled for mid-March. This timeline is weather dependent.