PUBLIC PARK AND RECREATIONAL FACILITY
The city finds that it is in the best
interest of the community to develop a formal process for requests to
name parks and recreational facilities in city parks. Therefore the
city deems it desirable, and in the public interest, to establish a set
of guidelines and procedures for the selection of names for parks and
The City will adopt a name for each
city park based on one or more of the following criteria and, when
deemed appropriate, may do the same for a recreational facility located
within the physical boundaries of a city park. The following criteria
shall be used in determining the names of city parks and recreational
- Geographical location of the park or facility; or
- Natural or geological features proximate to the park or facility;
- Cultural or historical significance to the City or surrounding
- The name of an individual who has made a significant contribution
to the community, country, state, or the field of parks and recreation.
Existing names shall not be subject to
change unless, after investigation and review, the proposed name is
found to be more appropriate than the existing name, based on the
criteria listed in this policy. Any action to change the name of an
existing park shall follow the same process as outlined below.
- Any person or organization may submit a request to name a public
park or recreational facility to the City Manager. Such requests should
provide the proposed name, the location and brief description of the
park or facility to be named, and a statement evidencing that the
proposed name is consistent with this policy.
- The City Manager shall review such requests and may refer the
request to the Director of Public Works for appropriate action. In the
case of the naming or renaming of a park, the city will notify and
accept input from all property owners within a 1000-foot radius of the
subject site. The proposed name change, along with any input received
from property owners regarding such, will be considered by the
Recreation and Parks commission at a public meeting.
- Upon the recommendation of the Recreation and Parks commission,
staff will prepare an agenda report pertaining to the proposed naming.
Such action will be considered by the City Council at a public meeting.
The date, time and location of such hearing shall be noticed in
advance. Although not required by law, courtesy notices of the name
change should be mailed in advance of the City Council's consideration
of a name change to all property owners within 1,000 feet of the park
and to other parties which have expressed an interest. Based on the
action taken by the Council, staff will take all appropriate measures
regarding the naming of the park or recreational facility.
<>Petitioner shall be responsible for all costs associated with
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