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Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Seeks Public Input and Nominations for Naming of a New Park

Park Naming

LODI – City of Lodi’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department is seeking public input and nominations for the naming of the City’s newest neighborhood park opening in spring 2021. 


The park is located in the Gateway North Subdivision, a FCB Homes Development, and is currently under construction. The subdivision includes a 1.96 acre high ground park property with the following amenities:  playground, picnic shelter, park sign, turf, trees, flower beds, irrigation, irrigation booster pump, interior concrete walkways, park perimeter concrete walkways, drinking fountain, park benches, picnic tables, barbecue, trash receptacles, bike rack, interior park lighting, stone veneer masonry work, utility enclosure, and underground utilities.


An excerpt from the City Council adopted Policy and Procedure Guidelines for Naming or Renaming of Parks, Recreation Facilities, and Park Features outlines that neighborhood parks not adjacent to schools may be named for the following: 1) Geographic features, such as adjacent streets, neighborhoods, plants or trees, lakes or rivers, 2) Events or persons of historical significance, and 3) Individuals, living or deceased, or organizations of local significance bearing a relationship to the City of Lodi or it’s parks and recreation system. Generally this relationship is noted by outstanding and unusual contributions to the community in terms of leadership, involvement, or substantial and significant donations of land and/or funds.


At the February 2021 meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission, members of the Commission shall review the proposed names and consider the Staff’s recommendation before making a recommendation to the City Council for consideration.


The City encourages public input and participation in the naming of this park via receiving written nominations to: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Attn: Gateway North Park Naming 230 W. Elm Street Lodi, CA 95240 Or – email to: prdept@lodi.gov Deadline to submit nominations is Friday - January 15, 2021.

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