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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Breckenridge seeks public input in naming new park
Brandon Evans / firstname.lastname@example.org
Piles of boulders, splintered asphalt, waving grasses, gravel and golden aspen surrounded by bright orange netting mark the spot of Breckenridge’s future park.
The new park will be located at 114 North Main St., a spot of green nestled between Alpine Bank and Local’s Market.
The park will have a playground with a slide, climbing boulders, tree stump jumpers and climbing logs. It will also have public art and create an aesthetic pathway from Main Street to the Edwin Carter Museum on Ridge Street.
It’s slated for completion by next summer at the latest.
But one thing is missing from the project: a name. For that, the town is turning to the public for assistance.
The town is encouraging all interested to submit a name through the website www.engagebreckenridge.com or via email to email@example.com.
In July, the town council approved a resolution outlining an official policy for naming public places. Now it’s time to put that policy into action.
For one, the name needs to “reflect geographical, historical or cultural significance to the specific area or the community in general.” It can also be named after an individual; however, if that individual is dead, he or she must have been that way for at least a year to ensure that his or her “historical significance and reputation is secure.”
The submitted name also can’t duplicate or be too similar to any other landmark in town.
The deadline for submission is Oct. 15. Town staff will review the submissions and town council will ultimately decide the winning name. Whoever proposes the chosen name will be recognized at the park’s grand opening next year. So now let the naming begin.