CASPER, Wyo. — The City of Casper said on Tuesday, Aug. 4 that they were seeking suggestions from the public for a name for a new park on the east side of Casper.
While the city had originally said the public would then vote to select the final name of the new park from among five finalists, the city said on Wednesday morning that the city council will select the final name.
A Parks and Recreation committee will select the five finalists for council’s consideration from the suggestions the city receives. The city will accept suggestions until Friday, Aug. 28.
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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
“Submissions should be one to three word names that are concise and distinctive from a regional standpoint.”
The new park will be located on Venture Way near East Second Street.
“Approximately 1 acre of the park will be developed into a new off-leash dog park,” the city says. “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.”
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.
“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,” the city adds.