Thanks for the support! I never walk away from him at the park and am always on my feet interacting with him and whatever dog he is playing with. We don’t go to the park when I know it will be crowded just to avoid issues. Usually when we go there are 1-2 other dogs there, usually pits, which is great relief for all the owners since then the dogs will tire each other out. Just a few days ago he met a 6 mo. old Jack Russell terrier and he was so gentle and let the Jack jump all over him and they played for a good hour.
All the owners that I have met (pit owners or not) absolutely love him and encourage their dogs to play with him. I think it depends on the area and the park – I know the park we go to is VERY welcoming to pits.