The KPF, in partnership with Dor-Wood Optimist Club, the City of Kettering and the Kettering City Schools, built an observation deck at Pondview Park. The deck won the Future of Optimism Winner for the 2006-2007 years. The goal was to provide a safe way for residents to view wildlife and to provide recreation opportunities in the form of fishing and hiking. Members cleared land, built pathways and trails and procured funding to build an observation deck. Dor-Wood members cleared brush and assisted in building pathways. The City provided manpower and the necessary equipment. Kettering teachers provided guidance and a curriculum for the Living Learning Lab. The Living Learning Lab has created a beautiful educational environment for more than 3,000 Kettering student visitors and community residents. As a result of their work, the Club has become recognized in the community and received a number of new members!