The City of Beavercreek’s Parks, Recreation & Culture Division is asking for input from residents on the name of the city’s new park located along Grange Hall Road, between Patterson and Shakertown Roads. The new 148-acre park will be the city’s largest park.
“We believe it is important to include residents in the naming process,” said Beavercreek City Manager Pete Landrum. “We want them to have a say and feel proud of this park, as well as the city they chose to call home.”
Residents can submit name suggestions through the city’s website. The deadline to submit is Friday, October 28. To submit a name, visit www.beavercreekohio.gov/newpark or click here.
Names will not be considered if the proposed name is after a person or organization; the name undermines the public's confidence in the city's impartiality or interferes with the efficient delivery of city services or operations; and/or is the same as an existing school site or public facility, per the city’s park naming policy.
Parks staff will work with the city’s Parks, Recreation & Culture Advisory Board to review submissions. The board will then present their recommendations to Beavercreek’s City Manager and City Council, who will make the final decision.
A public forum for the new park will be held on Wednesday, October 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Beavercreek Senior Center, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, where residents will have the chance to review concept plans, ask questions, and provide feedback. If residents are unable to attend, there will be future opportunities to provide input. Announcements will be posted on the city's social media pages and website.
Feedback collected from residents will be used to a create a master plan for the new park that will allow staff to assess current and future recreational needs. These needs include evaluating feasible options, developing a strategic action plan, and budgeting for future park developments and improvements.
The city purchased the park land through a grant received by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and park fees, money the city collected from Beavercreek developments that did not dedicate land for a city park.