Since construction ended, dogs and their owners have been enjoying the wide open spaces at Auditorium and Vic Mathias Shores.

“It feels great having your dog roam around. It looks like maybe eight acres out here and it allows the dogs to socially interact,” said Clint Osborn who was at Auditorium Shores with his Bernese Mountain Dog Sunday.

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Starting Monday dog owners who don’t leash their pet in restricted areas of Auditorium Shores could face a hefty fine.