Park Naming Contest

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We are building a new park at the former Oxford/Merchants Park site, located at 2100 Bacon, and we are inviting YOU to help us suggest names for consideration. 

Park Name Guidelines:

  • You MUST be a resident, community member, or business owner of Berkley, Michigan to participate
  • Anyone kindergarten and up can participate
  • You must complete all of the entry/submission instructions on the form
  • You have to state the WHY behind the name
  • The name can reflect natural or cultural features associated with the new park or the surrounding area
  • The name can represent historical events or elements associated with the park or surrounding area
  • The name can reflect abutting street names
  • No inappropriate language, names, or slanderous material
  • No names after an individual 
Online submissions can be made through April 1 - April 23, 2021. 

To make a Park Name suggestion CLICK HERE BUTTON or visit

Park Naming Process: 
We are encouraging the community to submit their ideas for a new park name. The winning name will be chosen through a two-stage voting process.

The first round will be an open submission process. Those names will be reviewed by the Park Naming Committee* who will narrow that list based on the guidelines listed above.

The second round will be a compilation of the submitted names narrowed down to the top five to ten. The final selection will be submitted to the Mayor and City Council for the final determination. 

* The Park Naming Committee is made up of Parks and Recreation staff, the City Manager, and the Parks & Rec Advisory Board.

Bench Donations Needed!
We are inviting individuals, groups, or businesses to donate funds for new benches in the park.

Any individual or group that donates will have a plaque inscription on the bench.

Cost for Bench:
  • $440 per bench
  • Final donations are needed by April 23 (this is to ensure plaque inscriptions are made promptly for the opening of the park)
Interested in donating?
Contact Parks & Recreation at 248-658-3470 or email

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