This park is in a quiet, almost secluded location. A lot of times when I went here while I lived in Springfield I was the only one there! It was nice to have a change of scenery, where my dog could run around off leash, and it wasn't the same old back yard! Unlike the dog park in Urbana, IL this park doesn't have a lot of grassy areas in the large dog run, because as someone else had mentioned earlier it does flood, so not a great idea to take the dog there after a heavy rain--wait until it dries up a bit. The people that do go there are very friendly, and everyone i've encountered there seems to keep an eye on their dogs. \r\nTHere si a lot of open space for your dog to run, in a great setting with responsible owners around--just make sure the ground's dry first before heading out!