Kelly Avery was a major force in making the dog park a reality. She's happy residents use it: “We estimated that 100 people use the park very day. It’s very cliquish. We have early morning people and then we after afternoon people who use the park. It was used all year long, even in the coldest days of winter. We’re really pleased with that.” Organizers are in the process of building shelters over some of the benches to protect people from the elements, while their dogs are playing.