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Nominations for New Park Name Sought

July 13, 2016

The City of Woodland Parks & Recreation Commission is seeking nominations for the naming of a new park being constructed in Spring Lake (“Spring Lake Neighborhood Park N3”). This future park which will be located on Miekle Avenue and Centennial Drive will be constructed in two phases. The first phase will include the development of 8-acres of park space which will be comprised of playground areas, a walking/running path with fitness stations, bike path, picnic shelters, play fields, and restrooms. The playground will have a nature theme which was decided on by a vote of area residents and will include several native and drought tolerant plantings throughout the park. The second phase of the park, to be constructed when funding is available, will include tennis courts, a half basketball court, and parking lot along Miekle Avenue. The park is anticipated to open in the spring/or early summer of 2017.

Potential names must meet certain criteria outlined on a nomination form such as: (1) the name has local topographic, community, or historic significance or relates to an unusually significant feature of the facility generally recognized and known throughout the city, or 2) the name is after a person that has made a substantial contribution in terms of volunteer services, providing a broad recreational or environmental benefit to residents of the Woodland community, or 3) the name is after a person whose life or circumstances provides a compelling community-wide interest or sentiment.

Nomination forms are available online at or by calling the Community Services Department. Nomination forms can be mailed to the Community Services Department, 2001 East Street, Woodland, CA 95776 or emailed to All form must be received by August 15, 2016 at 5 pm.

The Parks & Recreation Commission will consider potential park names at the August 22, 2016 commission meeting (6:30 pm at City Hall). A recommendation on the park name from the Parks & Recreation Commission is anticipated to be considered by the City Council at the September 6th City Council meeting.

Please contact Kris Bain, Community Services Manager, 661-2000, if additional information is needed.

( Parks Naming Form )