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Dwyer Park Dock Becoming Reality Once Again


It was another busy meeting for the county legislature last evening.

One of the biggest items on the agenda literally and figuratively was the approval of the construction of a new dock on Little York Lake at Dwyer Memorial Park. It will feature a gazebo, boat tie ups, benches and will be wheelchair accessible.

The park was acquired on September 3rd, 1941 by the Cortland County Board of Supervisors for a cost of $7,500 from the Central New York Power Company.

Cortland County has owned and maintained the 85 acres known as Dwyer Memorial Park ever since.

The park is home to many local events, including the county’s annual fireworks display, Cortland Repertory Theater Productions, and is home to the oldest bluegrass festival in New York State, Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble Picnic.

The Cortland County Highway Department did recommend the county invest in the park and construct a new dock for all to use earlier this month.

The legislature’s agreement calls for the construction not to exceed $100,000. And will be budgeted for the 2023 budget.

Construction is expected to begin next year.

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