What’s in a name?? A lot, if it’s a chance to name a city park in Lincoln City.
The LC City Council received a list of 83 potential names from the city’s parks and recreation department which it gathered from Lincoln City citizens – ranging in age from a 3 year old girl to a 90 year old woman. The city’s Parks and Recreation Committee whittled the 83 names down to just 6: Bird Song Canyon Park, LakeWood Park, Moss Ridge Park, Nesika Park, Osprey Park and Raptor’s Roost Nature Park.
The City Council seemed impressed at the variety of names offered. The Council will be the ones to pick the winning name in the next month or so. There will be a public open house Wednesday, March 18th, 5:30pm at the LC Community Center at 21 NE Oar Place. After that the city council will vote for a winning name among themselves during a regular City Council meeting in March or April.
One other point – the naming rules say that the name given to the park will be THE name and won’t be changed no matter how much money a business or corporation donates on behalf of the park.
So, we await the name.