Mayor Barlow Announces Opening Of City of Oswego Dog Park

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow helps kick off the 2016 St. Patrick's Parade.

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow helps kick off the 2016 St. Patrick's Parade.

OSWEGO – Mayor Billy Barlow and the Oswego Common Council will host a ribbon cutting event for the grand opening of the city of Oswego Dog Park on Thursday (June 7).

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 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 road map 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 homebuyers 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 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.

The mayor and council will host the grand opening/ribbon cutting of the city of Oswego Dog Park at 375 Mitchell St. on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public.

Remarks will be delivered by Mayor Barlow, Second 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 it closes at dark.


  1. It’s good you have a dog park but for people that don’t have a car or can’t walk far the park should o been in the city near downtown or near bye they keep saying we need to get more people out and downtown well all most to scriba is not where it should be we will just take r dogs to the local parks

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