WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The City of Wisconsin Rapids unveils the name for their newest park: Witter Park. The park is located at 681 Chestnut St. and includes the Aquatics Center, skate park, playground equipment, splash pad, outdoor shelter, tennis court and pickleball courts.
The public suggested 81 names for the park, and staff narrowed the list down to five choices. These choices were selected for their relevance to the community and marketability of the name. The Parks and Recreation Commission further narrowed the list down to three choices, which the public voted on.
Wisconsin Recreation Complex and Witter Park tied with 91 votes each, with Witter Community Park receiving 61 votes. On January 10, the Parks and Recreation Commission broke the tie and selected Witter Park.
“I want to thank the public for their participation in our effort to name our new park. The suggestions were incredibly thoughtful and often rooted in our city’s history. I also want to recognize Rita Schiller for her winning suggestion – Witter Park,” said Mayor Shane Blaser.
The park’s name will be used on marketing materials, logoed products for the park and Aquatics Center, website, and maps. Currently, there are no plans to replace any signage at the park.
To learn more about Witter Park or make a donation, visit wirapids.org/witter-park.