This procedure establishes formal criteria that shall be used when naming or re-naming public parks and open space areas. This procedure will be used when new lands are acquired by the Corporation of the Town of Oakville (town), or when members of the public request re-naming of a public park or open space area and may also be used when naming individual components of a park or open space area, such as a trail within a larger park area.
This procedure will only apply to lands being used as public park areas or other similar open space areas forming part of the open space network within the town. This shall be understood to include all lands that are owned, leased or maintained by the town. Staff shall be responsible for naming new parks as they are acquired. Requests to rename existing parkland areas will be submitted to Council for information and, if directed by Council through a request for report, to the Community Services Committee (CSC) and Council for decision.
When the town acquires new parkland, or a new open space feature, the following naming criteria shall be considered:
The following shall apply to the re-naming of parks or open space areas:
The Director of Parks and Open Space, or his/her designate, shall be responsible for ensuring that these procedures are followed when new parkland is acquired or when requests for re-naming are made. The director shall provide at least one annual update report through CSC to Council, itemizing all new parkland acquired and the corresponding names of the properties.
Procedure Number: MS-SPR-001-005
Parent Policy: MS-SPR-001
Section: Municipal Services
Sub-Section: Special Requests
Author: Parks and Open Space Department
Effective Date: 2013 Dec 16
Review by Date: 2024
Last Modified: 2019 Sep 23
Naming Rights Procedure