So today there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new park
above the corner of the Lakewalk holding tank — a/k/a the East Interceptor Sanitary Sewer Overflow Storage Facility.
And the city is looking for citizens to come up with a name for it.
The news release notes:
The park contains artistic representations of the four Duluth Sister Cities and structure designs, Minnesota native foliage, a new public restroom, benches and one of the most spectacular views of Lake Superior. As of now, this beautiful park is without an official name and Mayor Ness is asking for community input. Suggested names for the park can be submitted to the Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page at DuluthParksMN or by going to the City of Duluth’s web site at www.duluthmn.gov. A Community Advisory Committee will review all suggested names and submit the top three to City Council for approval. Deadline for submitting a name for the park is Oct. 8.
Well, fine. Obviously this is a wonderful opportunity for PDD to open its comments up for people the suggest a name for the park. If you have an idea, share away.
Here’s the part where I poop on the party a tiny bit. Shouldn’t it just be a part of Lake Place Park? It’s right next to it. Connected, for crying out loud. Do we need to have a separate name/park to boost our number of parks even higher in to the uncountable one-hundred and whatever?
That being said, it’s a lovely park and a nice use of space, yada yada. Name it whatever you want. Here’s a few more pics.