Park Naming Contest Ends September 1st


Park Naming Process -   In an effort to solicit additional public input on the naming of two future City parks, the City is offering an additional chance for public input and to win a gift.

   Both parks are under construction with the first being located directly north of the new High School (the school is being constructed just off Broadway Avenue on the western edge of Saint Peter).  The second park is located in the new Traverse Green Subdivision which is being constructed north of Traverse Road near its intersection with Nicolet Avenue.

   The contest will be open August 17th through September 1st.  Participants will be able to provide their park name idea via:

  • Email at
  • Regular mail at City Hall,  Attn:  City Administrator’s Office, 227 South Front Street, Saint Peter MN 56082 – must be received by September 1st
  • Drop off at City Hall (either in the City Administrator’s office or in the utility bill drop box near the flag pole – be sure it is labeled “Park Name Contest”)
  • Drop off at Chamber of Commerce (101 South Front Street, Saint Peter)

   Submissions must include:

  • Which park you have a name idea for by identifying either Broadway Park or Traverse Road Park.
  • Your name and contact info including an email address if you have one and a phone number.  (Remember we will need to contact you if you win.)
  • Suggested park name.  (Don’t forget this part!)
  • A short narrative indicating why the submitted name should be chosen. (Without this your name idea will not be considered. The story behind the name can be just as important as the name itself.)

   A select committee will be established to review the name ideas and recommend 5 of the submittals for each park to the Park and Recreation Advisory Board which shall recommend the top two or three ideas for each park location to the City Council.

   The chance to submit names will start on August 17th and be open until the end of business on September 1st.

   The winning participant will be given a gift and some great recognition in the HOT SHEET.  If the Council selects a park name that has multiple submitters the winner of the gift will be determined by placing each submitters name in a hat and the Mayor or a Councilmember will pull out one name.  All the winning submitters will be recognized in the HOT SHEET, but only the one pulled from the hat will receive the gift.

   For questions about this process, please feel free to call the City Administrator’s office at 507-934-0663.