Mount Washington has been establishiung the city's fifth great park for several years, but it has a cumbersome name: Grand View Scenic Byway Park.
An emerald ring around Mount Washington and Duquesne Heightrs, incorporating all the more formal parks and playgrounds throughout, the Grand View makes use of the steep hillside with a long-term plan to rid it of invasive species and grade the native plantings to grow up without obstructing the view.
The overseer of this green project, the Mount Washington Community Development Corp., is inviting all people of the city of Pittsburgh to send in their ideas of a new name.
The MWCDC writes:
"Anyone with a creative mind and an interest in participating in the greater Pittsburgh community can vote on a selection of park names or submit a park name for consideration by visiting http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/nameÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½thatÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½park.
"Everyone who enters this contest will be eligible for the grand prize. The winner (selected at random) will be given a complimentary dinner for two at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on Mount Washington as well as overnight accommodations at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel with breakfast in the morning. Voting has begun at the VisitPittsburgh site on the best suggestions thus far, but submissions will still be accepted until the end of August. Paper ballots will be available shortly as well."
A five-episode film series, "The Grand View Scenic Byway Park: One Wild Urban Adventure," will be shown in the Department of Parks and Recreation's "Cinema in the Parks" this summer.
You can also watch the films online at: http://www.youtube.com/view_playlist?p=E4B14D28E69134AB
Also visit http://www.mwcdc.org for more about the neighborhood's CDC.