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Oak Harbor trailhead at Scenic Heights named Scenic Heights Trailhead

An Oak Harbor park that marks the starting point for the city’s waterfront trail system has been officially named Scenic Heights Trailhead.

The park officially opened in April of 2011. It serves as the anchor for the west end of the trail system, which snakes along the shoreline for about three miles all the way to Maylor’s Point on the Seaplane Base.

Two months after its grand opening, the Oak Harbor Park Board submitted two possible names for the city council’s consideration: Scenic Heights Trailhead and Scenic Heights Overlook.

Push back over the choices resulted in the council sending the issue back to the park board for further consideration. As suggested, the advisory board rehashed names this past November.

Returning last month, it once again recommended one of its original two proposals as it follows naming criteria that says park names should reflect the neighborhood, geography, or common usage identification.

This time the council approved the board’s recommendation unanimously.

 

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