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Shore no more

Monday, May 2, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano

Despite a City Council name change, Volma Overton Sr. Shores is currently on hold while the city straightens out a bit of bureaucracy. In January, Council approved a resolution renaming the 65-acre Lamar Beach after the civil rights activist. However, according to an April 29 memo from parks department director Kimberly McNeeley, naming standards stipulate that properties on the north territory of Town Lake Metro Park are named “beach” and those to the south are named “shores.” Because of this, staff members will be bringing an item before Council to “correct the word” and move forward with the new name: Volma Overton Sr. Beach.

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