Kids asked to name new Sycamore park

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District wants local students to name a new 4.95-acre park in the Sycamore Creek subdivision.

District leaders are hosting a naming contest. Entries cannot be the names of any living individual but should have a relationship to Sycamore history or Sycamore itself, according to a news release. Students will submit a short essay explaining their choice.

The park, in northeast Sycamore, will be deeded to the park district by the Sycamore Creek Homeowners Association, the news release states.

Association leaders took the initiative after the developer went out of business to make sure the space, which originally was planned as park space, will be deeded to the park district.

The Sycamore Park District Citizens Advisory Committee will judge the entries and suggest a winner to park board members. The child who suggests the winning entry will receive a $1,000 savings bond. The entry deadline is 4 p.m. Nov. 8.

Students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Sycamore public or private schools or home-schooled in Sycamore who are interested in receiving the entry information should contact Bart Desch at bartd@sycamoreparkdistrict.com.

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