Help us name the new Accessible Park at Sherbrooke Village

After a 3 year effort which included the development of a master plan and a number of public input and information sessions and with funding support from municipal, provincial and private donations, Sherbrooke Village Museum and the Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society is excited that the park at Court and Second Streets is nearing completion and will be opening in the Summer of 2021. The new park will be complete with open space, reading area, accessible picnic sites trails and washrooms.  It will also include colorful gardens a gazebo and public access to the Indigenous Exhibit Center. We are asking you for your input on what we should name this exciting new park. The park was part of a 50-year legacy project at Sherbrooke Village. The entry deadline is 4:00 p.m. on April 20, 2021. Name of the park will be revealed to the public at the park on June 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

To participate, follow these quick, easy steps! 

  • View the design on Sherbrooke Village’s face-book page, and get your creativity flowing.
  • The Naming Committee will review the submissions and recommend the top four (4) submissions to be considered by the Executive Director of Sherbrooke Village Museum. 
  • Four finalists will receive $25 gift cards to local businesses. The winner will receive a $100 card. In the case of duplicate entries, the first entry to be received will be recognized.
  • Student groups are encouraged to participate. If a group entry is chosen, the award will go to the group’s affiliated school or organization.
  • Participants can submit their entry with a brief explanation as to why it is the best name for this park by mail or in person to Dana O’Connell, Sherbrooke Village Museum, 42 Main St. Sherbrooke, NS B0J3C0 Or by e-mail, to: dana.oconnell@novascotia.ca 
  • The form is available at the Sherbrooke Village Museum office or on this link: PRINTABLE NAME THE PARK FORM (PDF 78 kB)

Names must have geographic, historical, cultural, Indigenous, or social significance to the park and our local community or the Province of Nova Scotia. When considering naming the park after an individual the Museum encourages names that promote our community’s cultural, ethnic, racial and gender diversity by honoring groups that have historically been under represented in park names such as women and Indigenous communities.