Black Oak Heritage Park, Windsor. Photo courtesy of Mark Nenadov via Flickr.

Black Oak Heritage Park Fenced Off

A west Windsor park is being fenced off over concerns about safety.

In a press release issued Monday, the city of Windsor announced they are fencing off access to Black Oak Heritage Park due to concerns about user safety and protection of the environment.

Effective immediately, signage will be fenced in stating the park is closed, including natural areas.

The park and nearby Broadway Park were closed two years ago due to preliminary work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge plaza and perimeter road, according to the release. This work required the closure of Broadway St. The dog park was also closed.

The city says improper use of the natural park area has resulted in more damage to species and habitat.

Fencing will remain in place until early 2018.

The city recommends that visitors use nearby Ojibway Park and Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park to study nature. Other nearby dog parks are located at Optimist Park and Remington Park.