We need your help to rename our park!
As a part of the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Park, EENA is wanting to change the name. The park, on Johnson between First and Second street, is also known as No Name Park. We are motivated to change it because the name is so similar to Penn Park (which is another park in Madison) and feel that this resemblance could cause confusion among Madison residents.
While the choice of new name for Pennsylvania Park is ultimately up to the City of Madison, EENA is wanting to submit a short list of possibilities. This is where you can help! Can you think of a name for the park? Write your suggestions in the comments section. Also, if you see a name in comments you like, let us know.
Before you get carried away suggesting the park be named after your favorite jazz musician or the name of the paint on your walls, the Madison Park System does have some guidelines for park names. We plan to submit only names that are in line with these guidelines.
The full set of guidelines are here. Basically, they say the park can be named:
- for its location (e.g. street, plat)
- for any geologic, geographic, historical, botanical, horticultural or scientific feature inherent to the area
- To honor individuals who made a substantial contribution to the advancement, improvement or enlargement of the Madison Park System
- In memoriam for an individual who devoted outstanding amounts of time, talent and effort to the advancement the Madison Community