The Scranton City Council recently approved the new name of the City park.
City Clerk Melinda Hinners says the Council voted 3 to 2 in favor of naming the park that’s located east of the community center, “Scranton School Memorial Park.” Ruth Naberhaus submitted the winning name. Hinners adds that Council members Cole Gustoff and Marilyn Jacobsen were the “no” votes. The other name the Council considered, but failed by a 3 to 2 vote, was “Trojan Park” after the Scranton High School mascot.
The park is currently being renovated with new playground equipment and added safety features by the contractor, Boland Recreation. The City held a naming contest last month, where anyone could submit a name for the Council to consider. At their regular Council meeting this week, they make the final decision.
Plans are to hold a dedication ceremony, where Naberhaus will be invited to help open the new park.