Voting for top names is now available for the public contest
SARASOTA, Fla. – August 02, 2022 – The Bay Park Conservancy invites the community to vote for their favorite set of names for the pair of larger-than-life Ibis that make up The Bay’s new artistic playspace.
In July, The Bay Park Conservancy launched a public contest to name the pair of Ibis, which gathered nearly 300 submissions. Inspired by the flocks of Ibis that call The Bay’s mangrove bayou their home, The Bay’s new playspace features two large Ibis, colorful rubber surfacing, and is encircled with kebony wood decking – providing a new space for children and their imaginations to run free.
The playground will be fully open to the community when Phase 1 of the site opens in October. The final list of Ibis names is below:
- Buggs and Grubbs
- Gumbo and Limbo
- Pecky and Plucky
- Sara and Zota
- Sunny and Stormy
The entire community is invited to participate in the naming process. To vote for a pair of names, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ibis-name
About The Bay
The approved Bay Master Plan will conserve 53 acres of city-owned land and create an iconic public park along Sarasota Bay. The Bay is on track to open phase one of the park in the fall of 2022, providing an iconic destination that will welcome everyone to Sarasota.The Park will cost about $100-150 million and will take between 7-10 years, over 3 or more phases to complete. The Blue Pagoda serves as a welcome center for visitors and an on-site office for The Bay Park Conservancy. For more information or general inquiries about this initiative, please visit www.thebaysarasota.org or call 941-203-5316.
About The Bay Park Conservancy
The Bay Park Conservancy (BPC) was formed as a 501c3 not-for-profit organization in 2019 to implement the master plan approved by the Sarasota City Commission to conserve 53 acres of public land for a community park on Sarasota Bay. The BPC entered a long-term partnership with the City and will fund, develop, operate, and sustain the park for the benefit of the community, now, and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.thebaysarasota.org.