Celebrate Earth Day By Naming A New Park

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New Park SignBURIEN – What better way to celebrate Earth Day than coming up with a name for a new park?

Burien’s parks and recreation advisory board is looking for suggestions and nominations to help name a unique pocket park that does double duty protecting residential property by controlling stormwater runoff.

The park site is in the 600 block of SW 141st Street in an area that is lacking city park resources. It’s served as a stormwater retention pond in the past, but has been re-designed as a park.

In 2006, the Burien Public Works Department decided to take a different approach to the construction of stormwater detention ponds and, with input from the city’s Parks Department, designed it in such as way as to make it more publicly accessible. The site was designed with a modest walking path and benches, and also performs its function as a stormwater control facility.New Park Bench

The park name should include a reference to:

  • Its location
  • History of the area
  • Natural or geological features
  • An individual or group who contributed significantly to the acquisition or development of the park
  • Or to an individual who provided an exceptional service in the interest of the park system as a whole

The parks advisory board will make recommendations to the Burien City Council which will make the final decision.

Suggestions must be received by Wednesday, June 18, 2008, and should include a short explanation of why the name is appropriate for the park.

Send suggestions to:

Burien Parks and Recreation
425 SW 144th Street
Burien, WA 98166
Attn.: Park Name Idea

Or by e-mail to [email protected].

The B-Town Blog will post the finalist name entries, and will also keep you updated on the winning name and any further developments.

In the meantime, here are our initial entries to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Fluctus Grounds (“fluctus” = latin for flood)
  • Sepulveda Basin (oops…already taken! Dang!)
  • Aqua Velva® Park (wait…trademark violation)
  • Inhibeo Park (“inhibeo” = latin for holding back water)
  • Inundacion Pond
  • Ambaumbiddilyardo Pond
  • De Placa O’Ahorgase
  • Da Water Retention Joint
  • The B-Town Blog Urinario

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One Response to “Celebrate Earth Day By Naming A New Park”
  1. CraigB says:

    I think something grand and patriotical is in order.
    How about the “George W. Bush National Peace Memorial”.

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