Evart running contest to name new pocket park

EVART — Now that a new pocket park has been created in Evart's downtown area, naming the space is next on the agenda.

The small park, which includes a public restroom and pavilion, is located next to Evart Pharmacy on Main Street. It was constructed as part of the Downtown Infrastructure Grant project completed last summer. Now, Downtown Development Authority Director Al Weinberg is hoping to drum up some ideas of a park name through namecontests.com.

"We just wanted to get some suggestions and get people's thoughts on naming the park," said Weinberg. "This way it tallies the entries together and we'll have the top three or four or five names."

The website allows individuals to host a free contests for naming businesses, works of art, animals and even babies. Once a contest has been created, people from all over the world can submit, discuss and vote on potential names.

Once the word spread about the contest, individuals began submitting ideas such as Wildcat Community Park, Joseph B. Smith Settlers Park, Central Park and Heritage Park. The opportunity will expire in one month.

Weinberg said members of the DDA board will gather some of the top voted names, discuss them and potentially vote on an official name at the next meeting, which will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the DDA office, 127 N. River St.

"If one is a clear winner on the site, we'll look at that and decide," he added.

To submit a name idea or to view entries, visit namecontests.com/crxkufem.