The sign at Riley Ranch Nature Reserve.

The BPRD naming process is based upon the 2021 Park, Facility and Trail Naming Policy. This policy provides guidance for the naming of district parks, facilities and trails. Names are positive, relevant, welcoming, fact based and selected from one of the following categories:

  • Geographic
  • Indigenous, Cultural or Historic
  • Native Flora or Natural Feature
  • People
  • Community Organizations

Temporary names will be assigned to new assets until the naming process can be completed. The naming process includes public outreach, specifically:

  • Neighborhood parks – requests for potential names will be gathered from the surrounding neighbors and other interested parties as part of the planning and design process.
  • Community and Regional Parks, Facilities and Trails – media and social media channels will be used to communicate an upcoming naming process and gather name suggestions from interested community members.

Suggested names will be reviewed by the five-member naming committee. The naming committee makes name recommendations to the board of directors who have final approval authority.

For more information about the naming process, please contact:

Rachel Colton
Park Planner

To learn more about park names in the district, you can visit the Naming Bend Parks page.