You can help officials select a name for a Prince William County park.
The Prince William County Parks Commission is considering three names for property located at 12357 Oakwood Drive in Lake Ridge.
Old Bridge Trail Park is one option. It refers to the location of the park, which sits at the Oakwood Drive-Old Bridge Road intersection.
Community members may also choose Unity Park, a name that is derived from a former post office that used to be in the area. According to the Historic Occoquan website, the post office was among the last that sent mail to northern and southern residents.
Ogle Harris Community Park is the third choice. Born in 1872, Ogle Harris was an Occoquan resident and the son of a slave. He started a homemade ice cream business that grew into a grocery store called “Ogle Harris and Sons.”
When Ogle passed away in 1949, his daughter Saluka, his son Arthur, and Doris — Arthur’s wife — ran the business, which was in operation until 1972.
The names were selected by a naming committee, which presented them to the commission in September.
County residents can vote on the name they prefer online.
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