By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer
(May 2, 2019) Residents and visitors can have their say in the naming of a former Tysons chicken processing plant turned “Berlin Falls Park.”
The Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee created a survey to gauge public opinion on what to name the park on Old Ocean City Boulevard across from Burley Oak Brewing Company.
At the committee’s April 18 meeting, committee members, including Councilman Zack Tyndall, discussed when to publish the survey and Tyndall said he was “ready to rumble whenever the committee [gave] the OK.”
Respondents should provide their contact and residency information. The questionnaire also provides the following suggested names: Berlin Falls Park, Legacy Park, Adventure Park, Heron Park, Pride Park and Boulevard Park. Survey-takers also can submit their own suggestions.
Tyndall advocated publishing the survey online and to provide a quick response code that, once respondents scanned it, would take them to the survey’s location.
Other committee members elected to have paper copies of the survey available.
“I just wouldn’t want any demographic to feel they’re not being represented,” Committee Vice Chairman Jack Orris said.
Orris then moved to publish the online survey and have hard copies available at the customer service department in Town Hall. Committee member Amy Barra seconded the motion, and the vote was unanimous.
The survey will be available until June 14.
“We’re trying to get as much input as possible from the community and it doesn’t matter if you’re a resident or visitor,” Tyndall said. “We want to hear from everyone.”
Tyndall said the QR code would be available at Berlin Falls Park, on the bulletin in front of Town Hall and the Visitors Center. He added area businesses are also permitted to post the survey.
The online version of the survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/r/VWDNVH6. Participants also can use their cell phones to scan the QR code to take the survey digitally.