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A rendering of the 24-acre park planned for the Menomonee Valley.

Public suggestions sought in naming of new park

Ever wanted to name a park? Now's your chance.

A new 24-acre park is being planned for the Menomonee Valley in a joint effort by the State of Wisconsin, City of Milwaukee, Menomonee Valley Partners and the Urban Ecology Center. The 24-acre park is a former railroad yard just east of Miller Park, beneath the 35th and 27th Street viaducts.

It needs a name, and the planners are asking for your suggestions.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said John Gurda, Milwaukee historian and a selection committee member. "Lots of people name their babies, but who gets to name an entire park?"

People should submit their suggestions at through Friday, March 22.

Follow the discussion at #namethepark on Twitter.


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