OSWEGO – Now in finishing its eighth year, the Springboard Mural Project is dedicated to the beautification of the river walk at West Linear Park.
Community youth paint murals along the river walk, both sharing their art with the community and helping cover up graffiti.
Participants 8-21 years old are welcome to submit an application, many even come back year after year to participate in the project.
The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau supplies all paint and materials needed for work on the site.
With the project wrapping up for the summer, a total of 13 new murals have been added.
AmeriCorps member Brie McIntosh acted as the event adviser for this year.
The Oswego AmeriCorps program is focused on “getting things done” in the community through services for children and families.
Members hold positions in various places around the community like schools, libraries and recreational programs.
Painters this year include Alex Chetney, Maura Dempsey, Mckenna Hamill, Hunter Hort, Jasmine Hort, Marquis Hort, Kara Hsu, Lana Hsu, Jen Losurdo, Alexander Loomis, Elyse Maniccia, Presley Slimmer, Josie Tesoriero and volunteer Ian Windsor.
The Youth Bureau would like to thank all participants from painters to parents for their dedication to the project this year. The Youth Bureau would also like to thank the Oswego Common Council for its help in approving mural applications for painting.