The City of Capitola is seeking out name ideas for the official name of a new, accessible playground at Jade Street Park.

The playground’s design is being finalized this month, and public fundraising efforts for the estimated $2.1 million project will launch later this summer. In the meantime, the city wants to hear from the community on what to name the play space, which is meant to be universally accessible to all.

Suggestions will be accepted through Aug. 31, 2023. To ensure a fair and comprehensive selection process, a committee made up of City of Capitola staff, County Park Friends staff and community representatives will review the submissions and choose the top three names. These finalists will then be presented to the City Council for their ultimate decision in the fall.

City staff expects to make its final design presentation to the City Council on July 27, after which formal fundraising to gather the estimated $752,000 project shortfall will begin sometime before August.

Local residents can submit playground name ideas online.