These attributes include its wild and green character, urban setting and spectacular views. Now the people of the City of Pittsburgh have the opportunity to choose a new name for this lush urban wilderness that sits high atop Mount Washington.
Anyone with a creative mind and an interest in participating in the greater Pittsburgh community may vote on a selection of park names or submit a park name for consideration by visiting http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/name-that-park. 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.
The park and the renaming contest are being promoted in "The Grand View Scenic Byway Park: One Wild Urban Adventure," a five-episode series of short films being shown at the Department of Parks and Recreation's Cinema in the Parks this summer. The film was produced by the Department of Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Pittsburgh Filmmakers and the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation.
Shot and edited by the Australian duo, The Jilted Brides (Tanya Andrea Stadelmann and Nicole Skeltys, with the assistance of Scott Reagan), this humorous and quirky film highlights the park's well-known and little-known attributes, while noting the difficulties involved in remembering the park's existing name.
The Cinema in the Park scheduled showings are available at http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/parks/html/cinema_in_the_park_and_ cinema_.html. The films are also available online at: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p= E4B14D28E69134AB or learn more about the park and its facilities at: http://www.mwcdc.org.