Westgate Dog Park
LOCATION: 2660 Oswego Avenue. Southeast corner of Oswego Avenue at Seminole Blvd.
- Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority (SWA)
- All-Site Construction
- Westgate CRA
- SWA grant award – $92,700
- CRA TIF match – $130,475
COMPLETION: FY 21/22
Construction was completed in May 2022 on the Westgate Dog Park which cleaned-up and beautified vacant CRA-owned parcels located at the southeast corner of Oswego Avenue at Seminole Blvd. that had been prone to illegal dumping and ATV “mudding” — a pervasive and problematic issue on both public and privately owned lots in the CRA district. The completion of the dog park, located across Seminole Blvd. from the CRA’s Oswego Oaks Neighborhood Park, continues clean-up efforts along Oswego Avenue and furthers the L-2 Canal Greenway project as outlined in the CRA’s Community Redevelopment Plan by creating a second linear park with links to other public uses.
Seminole Blvd. is the only internal north-south connector running the full length of the CRA district and is a focal point for CRA place-making initiatives. The intersection of Seminole Blvd. at Oswego Avenue is now flanked by two new public open spaces and is a complementary public amenity to the Westgate Park & Recreation Center creating a cohesive and connected municipal node.
To fund the dog park the CRA, the CRA leveraged increment revenues with grant funding from local sources. The CRA was awarded $92,700 from the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority’s Blighted & Distressed Properties Clean-Up Program; the CRA’s match for the project was $130,475.