City of Peoria Press Release
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Peoria Seeks New Suggestions for Community Park Name
City Council Rejects Earlier Ideas
Peoria is giving residents a second opportunity to help name the next community park – slated to open in the fall of 2012 at the southeast corner of 83rd and Olive avenues – after the City Council rejected three options put forth by the city’s Parks & Recreation Board following an earlier period of public comment. Suggestions should describe the geography of the park; recognize a name within a specific community, subdivision or development; or reflect something unique to Peoria, the Valley or the Southwest. Naming the park for a person is not an option. The rejected names were Olive Oasis, Peace and Algodon. Plans for the 80-acre site include six lighted youth baseball/softball fields, four lighted soccer fields, a 5-acre urban fishing lake, a dog park, a skatepark, a water splash area, playgrounds, picnic areas and shaded spaces. The person who submits the winning name will be recognized at the park’s opening ceremony. Submit ideas through Jan. 19 by calling 623-773-7287, e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org, taking the online survey at
www.peoriaaz.gov/namethepark or mailing suggestions to: City of Peoria Community Services, attn: Heidi, 9875 N. 85th Ave., Peoria, Ariz. 85345. Be sure to include full name, address and telephone number.