Auburn falls short in national "Bark for Your Park" contest

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.