The Sparks Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of developing two new neighborhood parks and is seeking the public’s input for ideas by this Wednesday on what to name them.
Both park sites are located in the Foothills at Wingfield, one on Truth Drive and the other on Black Hills Drive. Both parks are in the early stages of design. Additionally, with community input, new names will be considered for the amphitheater located in Victorian Square.
Park naming forms must be received by the city recreation office, 98 Richards Way, by Sept 19. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Completed forms can also be emailed by then to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city’s Park/Facility Naming Subcommittee, comprised of three parks commissioners, one staff person and two appointed citizens, will consider potential names at a public meeting scheduled at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Pyramid Room at the recreation office. The subcommittee then forwards the entire list of proposed names with its first, second and third choices to the Parks and Recreation Commission, which will pick one name to be forwarded to the Sparks City Council for approval.
According to the city’s park naming policy, historical and geographical names are given first consideration. This includes outstanding park features that point out natural habitat anomalies that add to a park’s uniqueness.
Naming parks after people will be considered if the person has contributed a notable amount of land or funding for the facility, the person has been deceased and been recognized for an extraordinary contribution to the city, and if approval is granted by next of kin.
To fill out a park naming form, visit http://cityofsparks.us/event/deadline-for-submitting-ideas-to-park-naming-committee/rec-park-facility-naming-form-2018/ or call (775) 353-2376 with questions.