What name do you select for Dunwoody's newest park? The city of Dunwoody broke ground and began construction of the city’s third new park in two years! With the creation of this new park comes the important job of finding the perfect name!
NAME YOUR NEW PARK
The city of Dunwoody broke ground and began construction of the city’s third new park in two years! While the new park will rapidly become one of the city’s newest amenities, the park is integral to the community. It’s for everyone to enjoy and use – it’s everybody’s park.
With the creation of this new park comes the important job of finding the perfect name! The act of naming is significant and meaningful. A name can invoke powerful emotions, create images and help recall history.
The naming of a park should be approached in a deliberate and thoughtful manner and should take into consideration the past, present, and future history of the land, its use, and the community’s relationship to it.
Click 'Take the Survey' below to choose what you think is the perfect name for the new 5-acre park.
PARK NAMING CONTEST: The city is holding a contest for Dunwoody residents to vote on a name for the new park.
The contest will run from August 5 through September 30 and offers residents a chance to choose one favorite from a list of five potential park names. There’s also the wildcard of an open ended option for residents to submit write-in ideas for a park name.
About “The Park”
This new 5-acre park is located off North Shallowford Road and Pernoshal Court. The park will feature two sport courts, basketball court, pavilion, large open field area for play, and part of the Dunwoody Trailway.
1. Open to adults and students (K-12)
2. The park shall not be named after a living person*, service organization or a business
3. The City will eliminate from consideration any name which proposes abuse, denigration, persecution or belittlement of any organization, race, religion or individual
4. Limit one vote per person on Connectdunwoody.com
5. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2015 by 5pm.
* When considering naming the park after a person, consideration will be given when:
• The person has been deceased for five or more years
• The person must have made a significant positive contribution to parks, recreation, or culture in the community without which the park/facility may not exist
• The individual’s contributions enhanced a program or facility in an extraordinary way
• The person demonstrated commitment to equality, inclusion and justice
• The person risked his or her life to save or protect others and/or our Nation
• The person volunteered and gave extraordinary help or care to individuals, families, groups, or the community
When selecting or submitting your favorite name, please consider the proposed name should at the least:
• Render a strong positive image
• Be appropriate, having regard for the park’s assets, location and/or history
• Have historical, cultural, or social significance for future generations
• Commemorate places, people, or events that are of continued importance to the city, region, state and/or nation
• Honor and respect native or tribal communities
• Have symbolic value that value that transcends its ordinary meaning or use and enhance the character and identity of the park
• Have broad public support
• Avoid undue commercialization of the park and its facilities
The winning name will be announced by Dunwoody Mayor and City Council on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the 6 p.m. City Council Meeting.