UPDATE: The City of Casper said on Wednesday that the city council will select the final name for the park. They had originally said the public would vote to decide the final name. A Parks and Recreation committee will select the five finalists from among park name suggestions the city receives. This article has been updated to reflect the new information.
CASPER, Wyo. — The City of Casper are asking the public to come up with possible names for a new park located on Venture Way near East Second Street.
The city will accept suggestions until Friday, Aug. 28. At that point, they will select five finalists. The city council will select the final name of the park.
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“Suggestions can be submitted online via the City’s website (casperwy.gov) or by mail,” the city says. “Submissions should include the suggested name, a brief explanation as to why it’s the best name for the park, and contact information for the entrant (name, phone, email, and physical address). “
Name suggestions can also be mailed to:
- Casper Parks Department
- Attn: Park Naming Contest
- 1800 E K Street
- Casper, WY 82601
“Suggestions for park names must not infringe on any trademarks or licensed products,” the city adds. “Names associated with natural features of the landscape (rivers, wetlands, etc.), natural resource related attributes (wildlife, vegetation, geological feature), and historic significance (people or places) are preferred for park properties.”
“Submissions should be one to three word names that are concise and distinctive from a regional standpoint.”
The city adds that the property for the park came to the city in 2019 when Eastgate Ranch, LLC transferred ownership of the land to the city for outdoor recreation development.
“Approximately 1 acre of the park will be developed into a new off-leash dog park,” the city adds. “The remaining 8 acres of the park will be developed at a later time. The dog park will be fenced in and feature access to the pond located on the property.”
“Casper City Council set aside $108,500 in January 2020 for development of the park; $100,000 of those funds are from money the developer set aside for park development.”