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I'm not a fan of dog parks, period. I've owned chihuahuas and can tell you from their owners perspective they do not appreciate 33 lb pups mugging their babies. I realize your pup meant no harm but think about it... their pups around 6-15 lbs. I owned a daycare and absolutely NEVER would put a larger breed (even as a puppy) together with small dogs, too much chance for accidents. Just getting stepped on can break a limb.
Puppies do not belong in dog parks at all. It's not safe, they will learn bad behavior. They will feel overwhelmed and unsafe. All it takes is one dog to bully your pup to have a pack of dogs tearing your pup to shreds and it can happen in seconds. Most owners do not monitor their dogs, it's just a social event for them. It's a lazy way to give their dogs exercise vs. working with them on manners. You have no idea of the temperament of the other dogs or control of them, it's a recipe for disaster. I won't even take my adult dogs to the dog park, much less a puppy.
As far as food it's hard to say how much is the right amount of food for your dog. Most pups slow down on the growth about this time and requires less food. If the pup is overweight, cut back. An adult golden usually maintains quite well on 2 cups a day, with minimal treats anyway.