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The Town of Davidson Posts New Question on Open Town Hall 

Based on the Town of Davidson guidelines when naming parks to consider historic features, natural features, or geographic location, the Beaty Task Force Leadership Committee recommends the following list of four new park names for consideration by the public via Open Town Hall.

To date the Beaty Street Property has been referred to as “The Park at Beaty” in keeping with the town’s format for names until the park is officially named. Because the town recommends not naming parks for individuals, the Leadership Committee recommends recognizing the Clontz Family by dedicating the park in the family’s honor for permanent display at the park.

Names to consider for the Beaty Property:

Beaty Park: The property is well-known with the Beaty name and some folks call it by this name already. It signifies geographic location.

Heron Park:
Herons visit this park on a regular basis, particularly when the pond (the park’s primary water feature) is full.

Perennial Park: Refers to the perennial plants, perennial streams and everlasting nature of the park. This is the last undeveloped land within the original Davidson town limits.

Preservation Park: Refers to the park being preserved in perpetuity.

Additional Name Suggestions/Comments: Share your suggestions!

Once the community has had an opportunity to consider these, the Beaty Task Force Leadership Committee and Livability Board will review all public input and make a recommendation to the Davidson Board of Commissioners. 

Citizens can access this Open Town Hall question by going to https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/223/Issue_7485 or by clicking the green “Open Town Hall” icon in the center right of the town homepage at www.townofdavidson.org.

Once on the Open Town Hall page, citizens can read what others are saying about the topic and share their opinions. Residents can join the discussion by logging in with an email address. After receiving an activation email from Open Gov (formerly Peak Democracy), citizens can choose whether to give their feedback anonymously or with their full names posted.

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