Central Park residents are taking to its new name

Central Park residents are taking to its new name

On Aug. 31, the community formerly known as Stapleton voted to change its name to Central Park.

DENVER, Colorado — Less than a week after voting to officially adopt the Central Park name, the community, formerly known as Stapleton, is embracing its new identity.

“As of this Labor Day weekend, I’m really pleased with the early adoption,” Geoff Horsfall, Vice President of Central Park United Neighbors, told 9NEWS.

Already, Horsfall said he’s seen resident social media groups and small businesses adopting the name. 

“It is up to every individual entity that has the Stapleton name, perhaps in legal or business documents, to decide what to do with that,” Horsfall said.

The official neighborhood association, once known as Stapleton United Neighbors or SUN, is now Central Park United Neighbors. 

“We’ve debated that amongst ourselves about what the shorthand for this is going to be,” he said.

The Master Community Association (MCA) removed the previous name from most signs around the community in June.

The developer, Brookfield Properties, “is working closely with the MCA and other key stakeholders to implement “Central Park” across all platforms.”

“I think that’s a product of this being a community discussion that wasn’t a three week, or three month discussion. It’s been many, many years in the making and I think people, in their own way, had come around to the need to change the name and are looking forward to putting it to use,” Horsfall said.

Central Park United Neighbors is now holding a design contest for a new logo.

Anyone with an idea or a design background is encouraged to submit a suggestion to centralparkunitedneighbors@gmail.com

Horsfall told 9NEWS they hope to announce a winner by October 20th. 

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