Park district will help name gateway park

The work on the island’s newest park is well underway. But before the ground can be broken for the gateway attraction, Bainbridge Island park officials would like to know what to call it.

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District has agreed to manage the park that will be developed on the corner of Highway 305 and Winslow Way. With that in mind, the Citizen’s Park Task Force has now asked the parks district to help facilitate the naming of site.

According to Bruce Weiland of the Citizen’s Park Task Force, they know how to take on such a challenge.

“The park district already has a long-standing policy and process for naming of public parks,” Weiland said.

The parks district will hold a public meeting to get input on the name at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at the center at Strawberry Hill Park.

The task force previously had asked for naming suggestions from the island community on their website,, and have turned over all collected suggestions to the parks district to incorporate in the process.

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