Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast reopened the Dog Parks at James F. Holland Memorial Park on Friday afternoon.

The Dog Parks had been temporarily closed since Wednesday after it was reported that a dog that recently used the Dog Parks was diagnosed with hookworm. While there is no way to know for sure if the dog contracted hookworm at the Dog Parks, the City wanted to be proactive and take appropriate precautions.

The City sprayed the Dog Parks with a chemical treatment, and once it was dry, it was safe to reopen the Dog Parks.

Pet owners who bring their dogs to public dog parks are advised to have their pets vaccinated and on preventive care medicine for zoonotic diseases. Citizens are also reminded to always pick up their pets' waste - no matter where - to prevent the spread of disease.

For more information, please contact Palm Coast Customer Service at 386-986-2360.