Deadline extended to name new Encinitas park

ENCINITAS — Due to a strong response from the community, the effort to name the future park that will be built at the former Hall flower-growing operation has been extended to give even more residents an opportunity to have their suggestions heard. The new deadline for submittal to the Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department is April 8.
Suggestions should be e-mailed to recreg@cityofencinitas.org.
A three-person panel of the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission are reviewing the park name suggestions. More than 80 names have been offered to date. The full list of names will be reviewed at the April Parks & Recreation Commission meeting. A condensed list of names chosen by the commission will be presented to the City Council.
“The response from the community has been fantastic,” said Parks and Recreation Commissioner Lorri Greene, who chairs the subcommittee. “Because we believe this park will be a jewel in Encinitas’ crown, and because we want every person possible to have their suggestion seriously considered, we extended the deadline to April 8, prior to the April Commission meeting.”
The Hall Property, as the site is now known, is a 44-acre site that will contain athletic fields, a skate park, a secure dog park, walking trails, aquatic complex and other amenities. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

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