Chehaw closing for 12 days this month

— Officials with Chehaw say the park will close for 12 days starting Monday.

Chehaw Park will be closed from Monday through Jan. 27, 2012 "to safely and effectively thin and maintain pine trees in the public areas of the park such as picnic, camping and play areas," a release from Chehaw states.

"January is the park’s lowest traffic season for and therefore is the perfect time to close for this type of maintenance program," park officials said..