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Submit your naming suggestion for new Meadowbrook Park structure by June 18
POSTED: 06/01/2017
The public is invited to help the Johnson County Park & Recreation District name a new building currently under construction at the future Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village.

The new 10,000 square-foot center will serve as an activity center, but officials are looking for a more interesting and “personalized” moniker for the building, which is expected to host everything from weddings, to business retreats, to exercise classes. The structure will be located where the old Meadowbrook Club House once stood, and will include an event space for about 200 people, a multipurpose room, and an early childhood development center with a natureplay area. Other building features will include a small lobby, administration area, catering kitchen, a deck overlooking the park area, and exterior restrooms which will serve the park. The building and its plaza will serve as the entry to JCPRD’s 82-acre park from the parking lot in the site’s northwest corner.

Those who would like to submit a name suggestion can do so by using this link: Name suggestions will be taken until June 18. Public voting on the name submissions will take place between June 23 and July 4 via a link to be provided. Voting will also take place during VillageFest, which will take place on July 4 at 77th and Mission Road. The top vote getters will be presented to the Johnson County Board of Park & Recreation Commissioners for consideration and action.

Under JCPRD policy regarding the naming of parks, facilities and features, once the board considers a potential name, public notice of the potential name of names must be given 30 days’ notice on JCPRD’s website and through media releases. During that time, citizen comments and suggestions may be submitted in writing to the board chair through JCPRD’s website or by mail.

The policy also sets some guidelines for names. It states that prominent geographic features including local reference points may be considered for a potential names. It also sets criteria for consideration of names of individuals as the name of a JCPRD park or facility. The individual or their family “must have contributed significantly to the acquisition and/or development of the park of facility or to the park overall,” or a substantial donation must have been made to JCPRD in memory of the individual or family. The name of an outstanding community leader may be considered if they have made significant civic contributions and have given highly productive support to JCPRD as determined by the board.

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