Auburn falls short in national "Bark for Your Park" contest
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 03:13:33 GMT —
The results are in for the national "Bark for Your Park" contest and Auburn fell just short of winning money for a dog park.
The grand prize of $100,000 went to Texarkana, Texas. Wheeling, West Virginia won the medium cities category, beating out Auburn.
A group of Auburn dog owners has been pushing to get funding to build a dog park at Emerson Park. Cayuga County donated the land for the park, but taxpayer money can't be used for the project.
The city was looking to put in a dog park to help bring in more tourist revenues and make the area a more visitor-friendly place.