The river isn't too wide here so the island is easily accessed, and in fact is the location of a recreational park.
There is a sports complex for soccer, baseball, and softball, and the community holds big events there like a 4th of July celebration with fireworks.
Wiley, of course, is terrified of the entire thing. I took him there often last summer when there was no one else around, particularly right down to the river, and while he wasn't afraid of the river per se, he just didn't like the wide open spaces and newness, no matter how many times we went.
However, given his recent tolerance of the baseball game, thanks largely to us making a conscious effort at socializing him and the efficacy of the Gentle Leader, we decided to give The Island another try last Sunday. I thought it would be a nice tie-in to the Great Outdoors theme we've been running.
Hubs and I walked him there early in the afternoon, hoping we would have the place to ourselves. There were a few other people around, include some fishermen and people hiking the path, but there were no other dogs, which was a good thing.
As you can tell from the pictures, Wiley was remarkably calm (for Wiley). You can see that his body language was much more relaxed as he took everything in.