Name the park contest

It won’t be long until Wellington’s long-anticipated park adjacent to the Buffalo Creek housing development has a name.

Park committee member Lorilyn Borchardt has been compiling suggestions sent to her via mail and email. She’s been pleased with the response to the naming contest and reports that names suggested have ranged from serious and thoughtful to whimsical. “People have given lots of thought to their entries,” she said.

Deadline for entries was Nov. 20. The Park Committee whittled down the suggestions to four and presented their choices to the board of trustees Nov. 26 for a final decision.

The four park names forwarded to the trustees were:

• Byron “Whizzer” White Park
• Wellington Community Park
• Buffalo Creek Park
• Bearfoot Park


Curious about the names people have suggested? The name of the new park will be chosen from the list below:
Kakapo Park
Vitality Field
Creekside Community Park
Box Elder Community Park
Box Elder Creek park
Wellington Community Park
Alliance Park
Gateway Community Park
Water Station Park
Buffalo Creek Park
Everyone’s Park
Everyone’s Wellington Park
Lost Creek Park
Ancient Creek Park
Freedom Park
Prairie Winds Park
Eternity Park
What Park
South Park
Tatanka Park
Life Spring Park
Mountain View Park
Dancing with Buffalo’s Park
Smell of Money Park
Buffalo Wallow
Byron “Whizzer” White Park
Pte Park-Lakota for Buffalo
Barefoot or Bearfoot Park
Roaming Buffalo Park
Bullseye Park
Foothill Fun Family Park
Mountain Majesty Park
Broken Arrow Park
Flaming Arrow Park
Pistol Ride Park
Mountaintop View Park
North Gate Well Park
Bob (Robert) Drysdale Memorial Park
Connections Park
Horseshoe Pond
Woolly Mammoth
Buffalo Meadows

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