Park Naming

The following steps shall be used for the consideration of nominations of names for park, recreational facility, trail, lake or open space area. 

    1. Nominator(s) picks up a Petition Form from the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall or the Parks and Recreation 
        Administrative Office at City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave., Brighton, CO. 

            a. The form shall contain a brief summary of why a park, recreation facility, trail, lake or open space area 
                should be considered for the name submitted to the City Clerk or Parks & Recreation Office. 
            b. A facility may be named, generally, according to any of the following options: 

                    i. Geographic or Historical Themes 
                    ii. Nature Themes 
                    iii. Sister Cities; or 
                    iv. Service Organizations. 

            c. In the case of naming a facility for an exceptional person or persons, the following shall be considered: 

                     i. The person shall be an outstanding resident of our community, our State or our Nation. 
                    ii. The person shall be a resident who is or was instrumental in furthering the cause of a greater 
                        Brighton through such means as leadership, youth services, cultural diversity, agriculture, history, 
                        civic responsibility, education, or business promotion. All services should span a minimum of 
                        twenty (20) years. 
            
             d. A minimum of twenty-five (25) signatures from Brighton residents is required deserving persons with a 
                 plaque on the “Memorial Parkway” or to provide amenities in park and/or recreation facilities.
                 (signature page)

2. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall consider the Petition at its next scheduled meeting.

3. After the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board reviews the Petition and, if the petition is accepted, a public 
    notice shall be posted in the local newspaper and a public meeting shall be scheduled for the next Parks and
    Recreation Advisory Board meeting.

4. After the public meeting session of the next scheduled Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, the 
    Board shall approve, deny, or table the Petition. 

            a. If approved, the Petition shall be presented to the Brighton City Council in the form of a Resolution. 
            b. If denied, a letter of explanation shall be sent to the petitioners and City Council. 
            c. If tabled, the Petition shall be placed on the agenda for the next regularly scheduled Parks and 
                Recreation Advisory Board meeting for action.

5. The Brighton City Council shall then act on the Resolution at the regular meeting. 

            a. If the Resolution is passed, a copy of the Resolution along with all papers pertaining thereto shall be 
                organized and stored in a permanent public file in City Hall. 
            b. If the Resolution is not approved, an explanation shall be sent to the Parks and Recreation Advisory 
                Board. 
            c. If the Resolution is tabled, it shall be subject to further consideration consistent with the City Council 
                Rules of Procedure.

Procedure for Selecting Names for Recognition on Memorial Parkway. Initiation of the process for selection of
names for the Memorial Parkway shall begin with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The selection
process shall be as follows: 

1. A petition shall be picked up from the City Clerk’s office or the Parks & Recreation Office at City Hall. 

            a. The petition shall contain a brief summary as to why the nominee should be considered for 
                placement  of a plaque on the Memorial Parkway. 
            b. A minimum of twenty-five (25) signatures from Brighton residents is required for each nominating 
                petition. (signature page)

2. Nominees for consideration for plaques along the Memorial Parkway may be living or deceased.

3.  The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall consider the Petition at its next scheduled meeting. The 
      Petition shall be approved, tabled, or denied. 

        a. If approved, the Petition shall be presented to the Brighton City Council in the form of a Resolution. 
        b. If denied, a letter of explanation shall be sent to the petitioners and to the City Council. 
        c. If tabled, the Petition shall be placed on the agenda for the next regularly scheduled Parks and Recreation 
            Advisory Board meeting for action.