The prize? La Crescenta got the first off-leash dog park owned and operated by Los Angeles County. On Friday, dogs off all sizes got to share in the benefits of the dogged perseverance of Crescenta Valley community leaders over the course of more than five years to bring the facility to fruition.
Throughout it all, Community Volunteers for Dogs Off-Leash Gathering and Socializing kept up the effort, and on Friday, they and other supporters rightly basked in the light of victory.
Now, the little dog park campaign that stands not just as a community asset, but as a reminder of how powerful community organizing can be. And that's something we can all bark about.