(Riverton, WY) – Riverton’s dog owners and dog lovers alike gathered in the sleet and snow for the grand opening ribbon cutting of “Dacey’s Place” Rotary Dog Park on Saturday, April 23 at the Riverwalk access at the end of South 2nd Street.
Speakers at the event were Riverton Rotary President Kyle Butterfield, Mayor Richard Gard, Alan Moore, Riley Moore, and Rotary Past President Cathy Cline.
Alan Moore of The Depot Foundation gave a brief history of how the dog park project came about. “What we have is a testimony to the spirit of the people of Riverton and the volunteerism that is evident in everything that occurs in this town,” he said. “This is your park. We’ve been working on this for twenty-some years and every day a little bit more occurs; every day your volunteers step up, and every day we find there is support in the community for things that we want and we’re willing to do it ourselves.”
Speaking on behalf of Dacey Cheyenne Moore’s family was Riley Moore. “Dacey had a huge heart and loved her family and friends,” she said. “She had a special love for animals of every kind, and loved to rescue every animal she met through her time in working for PAWS for Life…”
“Unfortunately, Dacey’s life was cut short at only 17 years old,” Riley continued. “However, in that short 17 years, she was so dedicated to every animal that came into her life. The opening of this dog park would have brought her so much joy. On behalf of Dacey’s family, we are honored to have this opportunity for Dacey’s love of animals to be her legacy through Dacey’s Place at Rotary Dog Park.”