Bend Park & Rec to form Naming Committee for future parks and trails

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Want to make an impact on future Bend parks?

The Bend Park and Recreation District is putting together a five-member Naming Committee that will help give names to future park, facility, and trail projects.

Members of the committee will make recommendations to the elected board of directors, will serve four-year terms and attend Naming Committee meetings.

Applicants must also live within the district boundaries and be able to volunteer time.

“The Naming Committee is an opportunity for members of the community to gain deeper engagement with our park and recreation district and to share perspective and insights that will have lasting impacts on our places in the future,” BPRD planner Rachel Colton said.

BPRD says they welcome applicants “from an underrepresented population of the community, are a member of the BPRD Foundation Board, have relevant historical knowledge, are familiar with the district and community character, or have a passion for placemaking and community building.”

Applications are being accepted until Sept. 13, and the applicant questionnaire and the Park, Facility and Trail Naming Policy can be found here.

Updates to the Park, Facility and Trail Naming Policy in July allowed this new committee to be formed.

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