City of Eau Claire wants your opinion on naming requests

January 27, 2011

The City of Eau Claire Waterways and Parks Commission is seeking public input on three park facility naming requests, including the field in Carson Park, home of the Eau Claire Cavaliers.

Wisconsin State League

Eau Claire (Press Release) – The City of Eau Claire Waterways and Parks Commission is seeking public input on three park facility naming requests and would like to hear your opinion.

The City of Eau Claire is considering naming two previously unnamed roads within Carson Park. One request is to name a road “Ron Buckli Drive”, after the local sports writer, co- founder of the Buckshot Run and member of the Eau Claire Baseball Hall of Fame. This is the north/south road that accesses the main parking lot and playground area and then extends to the north end of the park.

The second road is proposed to be named “Half Moon Parkway”. It is the outer road of the park that accesses the Chippewa Valley Museum, Paul Bunyan Camp, horseshoe courts, and tennis courts.

The third request is to name the field within the Carson Park Baseball Stadium, “Harv Tomter Field”. Harv Tomter was a long time Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball coach and Eau Claire Baseball Hall of Fame Member.

The commission desires to receive written comments on the proposed naming requests and will accept other suggestions for names during the next sixty days. Written comments, or alternative naming requests, should be addressed in writing, to the Eau Claire Parks Recreation and Forestry Department, %Phil Fieber, Director, 915 Menomonie Street, Eau Claire WI 54703 or via email to:

Comments should be received by April 1, 2011. The proposed naming requests will be considered by the Waterways and Parks Commission at their April 27, 2011 meeting, scheduled to be held at 7PM at City Hall in the Council Chambers. The Waterways and Parks Commission will make a recommendation on each proposed name change and forward those recommendations to the City Council for their consideration.

Story by: WQOW 18 News, Eau Claire, WI

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