By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer
(July 11, 2019) Berlin residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about the proposed official name for temporarily labeled Berlin Falls Park at an Aug. 12 public hearing.
Heron Park is the recommendation of the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee, Chairwoman Amy Field and Vice-Chairman Jack Orris told the Town Council on Monday during their progress report on the Old Ocean City Boulevard property.
Councilman Zack Tyndall, who is also a member of the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee spearheaded the naming efforts.
“It’s come full circle,” Tyndall said.
The survey of the community’s naming preferences, conducted online and via paper copies, closed on June 13, with 20 of the 102 respondents choosing Heron Park. No other proposed names — Berlin Falls Park, Legacy Park, Adventure Park, Pride Park, Boulevard Park and Berlin Nature Preserve — came close to garnering that level of support.
Sixty-one people elected to write their own selections, the committee reported.
Town Administrator Laura Allen said the council’s schedule was such that the earliest a hearing could be held would be Aug. 12.