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Oswego Dog Park Needs Your Vote in Quest for Funding

May 14, 2015 01:10PM ● By Steven Jack

Dogs and their owners play at the "pop-up" dog park set up at last year's Prairie Point Park during PrarieFest. Photo courtesy of Meg Nicole

Oswego's proposed dog park could get a real boost in funding through an online contest sponsored by pet supply retailer PetSafe.

Oswego's Fido Field, which is a joint venture between the Oswegoland Park District and its nonprofit Parks and Recreaton Foundation, is in the running for a grant from PetSafe's Bark for Your Park initiative. To be eligible for the funding proposed parks must have dedicated land and civic support.

To vote for Fido Field to receive up to $100,000 in grant funding click here! 

Online voting is open through June 13. 

The Park District has selected unused land at Jaycee Park for the future home of a much-requested dog park. Jaycee Park is located on the west side of Douglas Road between Saugutuck Road and Barnaby Drive.

Plans call for a 1.3-acre small-dog area and a 2-acre large-dog area. The two fenced areas are split by the Waubonsee Creek, and a foot bridge will be constructed between the two areas.

The Park and Recreation Foundation is in the midst of fundraising efforts to make the park a reality by 2016. As was reported last year, the Foundation is leading the effort to fund the dog park without the use of taxpayer dollars.

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