We recently received this communication from the City:

The Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department and the Olympia Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee are asking for your help to officially name the park located at 700 West Bay Drive NW. During the planning and design phase, the park has unofficially been called “West Bay Park.”

Submit your suggestions by email to [email protected] or mail to 222 NW Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501. Suggestions should include:

* Park name suggestion
* Why this is the best name for the park
* Your name and contact information

For complete information or to access the online form, visit our website at www.olympiawa.gov/parks . We will accept submittals until July 10, 2009.

Phase I development will begin this summer 2009 and will include shoreline enhancements, environmental clean-up, paved trails, interpretive signs, benches and hand-held boat launch.

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on June 25 at 6 p.m. at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Room 101/102. You are encouraged to attend and present your name recommendations to the committee. At their August 6 meeting, PRAC will decide on a name to recommend to the City Council. City Council will likely designate the new park name in late August 2009.