Name Our Park Contest Rules

The Name Our Park Contest invites Delaware County residents to submit suggestions for the new County park being planned for the former Don Guanella School site in Marple Township.

The contest runs now through Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.


  • Submissions must be by a Delaware County resident.
  • Submissions must be received by Halloween, October 31, 2023, at 5:00 PM.
  • Only one (1) submission per resident.
  • No vulgar, crude, religious, or political submissions will be considered.
  • Winner will be awarded $250.
  • County Council will choose the winner from submissions based upon the naming polices of Delaware County and the goals of the contest. Council is solely responsible for the final award.
  • Winning Park Name will be placed on all park signs and used in all materials related to the park.

If multiple people submit the selected name, a drawing of those submitting the same name will be held to determine the winner of the $250. All those submitting the name will be recognized by the County.

The Delaware County Parks and Recreation Board, the New Park Advisory Committee together with the Delaware County Parks and Recreation and Planning Department staff will review names submitted to ensure they meet the above criteria. The Board and the Committee will evaluate all submissions that meet the naming criteria and select their top 20 names.

Using the top 20 names, the Delaware County Council will then choose their preferred entry to name the park.

The County of Delaware has a written policy regarding the naming of County-owned properties:

Naming of County Owned Properties Policy

Want to submit your idea for the new park's name?

We welcome park name submissions from all residents of Delaware County!

If you want more information about the new park and the Name Our Park contest, visit Delco’s New Park web page.

If you want to go straight to the contest entry form, click the “Enter the Contest!” button below.


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