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Name the Playground Essay Contest

Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay to give Shields Park it's new name. Entry into the contest is now closed. A sign with the winning name will be installed at the playground and unveiled at the ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration on Saturday, June 24, at 9 a.m.

Official Rules:

​All current and former Milton residents were invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining the significance of their chosen name and why it should be selected. The essays have been judged by Milton Times Publisher Pat Desmond, Superintendent of Schools Mary Gormley, and former Selectman Tom Hurley. A sign with the winning name will be installed at the new playground and unveiled at the ribbon cutting ceremony.


Entry into the contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.


The Fine Print:
Per our arrangement with the town of Milton, it is our intention and understanding that all naming rights are in perpetuity, but that the town may change the terms down the road as needed and we are not liable but will do our best to honor the winner’s intent.