Contest aims to name play area

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The city of Superior is looking for a name for the play area at North 18th Street and Oakes Avenue.

Mayor Jim Paine and 8th District Councilor Craig Sutherland announced the city is holding a "Name That Park Contest" to find the name.

It's a chance for residents to have an impact that lasts for years, the city officials said.

Entries will be accepted through Dec. 15. Suggestions should be one to three word names that are concise and distinctive from a regional standpoint and must not infringe on trademarks or licensed products.

Mayor Jim Paine, 8th District Councilor Craig Sutherland, and Parks Director Linda Cadotte will choose the top five names. The public will then be able to vote on the names between the end of December through January with final selection chosen by the mayor and approved by the Parks & Recreation Commission after a 60-day public notice period. Renaming and ribbon cutting will take place in spring.

The winner will receive a $100 gift card from the contest sponsor, Super One Foods.

Contestants must be residents of of Superior and may be of any age. City employees, council members and their immediate family members are not eligible. All entries must be submitted by mail, email or in person on an official entry form. Forms are available at the Government Center Second Floor, Superior Public Library and the Banks Avenue Super One Foods, or online at www.ci.superior.wi.us/namethatpark, where people can find the official naming policy.

Mail your entry to Name That Park Contest, 1316 N 14th Street, Room 200, Superior, WI 54880 or email it to namethatpark@ci.superior.wi.us.