Mayor Barlow announces opening of City of Oswego Dog Park
Mayor Barlow and the Oswego Common Council will host a ribbon cutting event for the grand opening of the City of Oswego Dog Park on June 7th. The City of Oswego Dog Park was a project Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced in his 2018 State of the City Address as a new public amenity to the Oswego community as the City of Oswego works towards becoming a more attractive community for people to live, work and play.
“Over the last two years, we have laid out the pieces to the puzzle and the roadmap to success. That success means attracting new residents, retaining our current residents and properly promoting our community using our neighborhoods, parks and waterfront. Local assets are important to accomplishing this goal. The quality of parks, neighborhoods, streets and buildings are all important ingredients to accomplishing this, along with City amenities. Public amenities are proven to be a major selling point to prospective home buyers as they look to re-locate and decide where to live and raise their family. My administration, from the beginning, has placed a premium on improving our existing amenities but we need to give families even more reasons to choose Oswego,” Barlow said. “As a dog owner, I can confidently say that pets are considered family. During my campaign and during my tenure as Mayor, bringing a dog park to the City of Oswego may be one of the most desired amenities this community is asking for and tonight I am happy to announce in the Spring of 2018 we will open the City of Oswego Dog Park for our pets to enjoy. Bringing this new feature to the Oswego community will be yet another asset we can use to promote and advance our City. The addition of a dog park is just another enhancement we've made to non-productive public space as we continue our campaign of improving our parks, investing in our community and positioning our City to thrive in the future by becoming more attractive to working class families,” said Mayor Barlow during his 2018 State of the City Address.
Who: Mayor Billy Barlow, Oswego Common Council
What: Grand opening/ribbon cutting of the City of Oswego Dog Park
Where: City of Oswego Dog Park, 375 Mitchell Street, Oswego
When: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 – 6:30pm
Event is open to the public. Remarks will be delivered by Mayor Barlow, 2nd ward Councilor Linda DeMassi and Betty Fadden (Vice President of Paws Across Oswego County). After the ribbon cutting the general public and dogs will be allowed to enter the park until the park closes at dark.