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Time to name Greenwood’s new park by the library

Seattle Parks and Recreation is now accepting nominations for a name for the new park by the Greenwood Library. The park, on Greenwood Avenue between 81st and 82nd streets, was graded and planted with grass last year; construction of all the elements will happen this summer and fall.

The Parks Naming Committee is comprised of one representative designated by the Board of Park Commissioners; one by the Chair of the City Council Civic Development, Public Assets and Native Communities Committee; and one by the Parks Superintendent. Criteria the committee considers in naming parks include: geographical location, historical or cultural significance, and natural or geological features. The Park Naming Policy, clarifying the criteria applied when naming a park, can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Publications/namingPolicy.htm

The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Interim Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Christopher Williams, who will make the final decision.

Please submit suggestions for park names in writing by Thursday, May 31, 2018, and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. Send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to paula.hoff@seattle.gov.

Jesse Ballnik, a third-grader at Daniel Bagley Elementary, sent us this video she created to support her nomination of Seattle scientist Alice Ball, who developed a cure for leprosy a century ago.

Anybody else want to share their ideas?

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