What should we rename our community, and why? Note: Suggestions will also be considered for other goals, such as renaming Stapleton Rec Center and North & South Stapleton Drives.
  • Westbrook - Dr Joseph P. Westbrook, an African-American doctor who infiltrated the KKK during Stapleton's day (https://www.denverite.com/meet-the-secret-society-that-infiltrated-denvers-ku-klux-klan-during-the-height-of-its-power-28966/amp/) 19%, 54 votes
    54 votes 19%
    54 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Skybridge - Perfect for the Mile High City, in a state that boasts 300 days of sunshine, and a neighborhood located at a former airport site. The sky symbolizes clarity, eternity and freedom. Bridges symbolize progress and connections. Starts with an S (helps current branding - will fit SUN acronym). 9%, 24 votes
    24 votes 9%
    24 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Mapleton - Simplify changing signage and encourage tree planting with bursts of brilliant color in the fall!* 8%, 22 votes
    22 votes 8%
    22 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Central Park - it runs the entire North-South length of the old airport property 7%, 19 votes
    19 votes 7%
    19 votes - 7% of all votes
  • East Park Hill - Good locater name, consistent with naming throughout the city (West Highlands, City Park South, West Wash Park, etc., and connects St*pleton with adjoining neighbors. Also historically Park Hill was the site of racial integration struggles of the past and Greater Park Hill United Neighbors was a leader in that)* 6%, 16 votes
    16 votes 6%
    16 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Gaypleton 5%, 15 votes
    15 votes 5%
    15 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Marlon Green - Marlon Green applied for a job with Continental Airlines, based in Denver, in 1957. Despite his sterling resume, Continental wouldn't offer him a job. So he sued. In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in his favor. Green became the first African American pilot to fly for a major airline and flew out of Stapleton Airport. http://renameforall.com/marlon-green/ 4%, 12 votes
    12 votes 4%
    12 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Peña - Named after the Mayor who was instrumental with the new airport https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federico_Pe%C3%B1a* 4%, 12 votes
    12 votes 4%
    12 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Old Airport - the neighborhood sits on the site of the old International Airport* 4%, 11 votes
    11 votes 4%
    11 votes - 4% of all votes
  • King - Dorothy Ann Witt King (1913-2014) Leader and Innovator Dorothy Ann Witt King was a community service and civil rights activists who advocated for economic opportunity and education for African Americans in Denver for 70 of her 100 years. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, King would often accompany her mother on shopping trips to Denver where she met her husband, Frank King, the first African American to attend the School of Engineering at the University of Colorado. Dorothy King's legacy includes her work with girls in the Denver Parks and Recreation and the Whittier Recreation Center, including the CANTEEN, a place where girls could dance, have fun and learn, and SHOWAGON, a traveling talent show that made its rounds in Denver parks. King's unfamiliar legacy is the creation of Personal Services, Inc., in the 1970s. Personal Services was a laundry and custom ironing service in the Denver area that employed women who had limited skills and income.* 4%, 11 votes
    11 votes 4%
    11 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Westerly Creek - this runs north-south through most of Stapleton.* 3%, 9 votes
    9 votes 3%
    9 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Justina Ford - the first licensed African American female doctor in Denver, Colorado, and practiced gynecology, obstetrics, and pediatrics from her home for half a century https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justina_Ford* 3%, 9 votes
    9 votes 3%
    9 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Airport Park - the community sits on the site of the old airport 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Doug MoeTown - named for the greatest Nuggets coach of ALL time. Plus a play on words with his last name. MoeTown, like Motown. MoeTown. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Moe* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Ellington - after African-American jazz great, Duke Ellington https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Ellington* 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Quigg Newton - Defeated Stapleton in 1947 mayoral election. He started the Human Rights and Community Partnerships agency, he desegregated the city pools, and created a commission on human relations to investigate the racial state of the city. 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Silas Stillman Soule - American abolitionist, Kansas Territory Jayhawker, anti-slavery militant, and a friend of John Brown and Walt Whitman. Later, during the American Civil War, he joined the Colorado volunteers, rising to the rank of Captain in the Union Army. Silas Soule was in command of Company D, 1st Colorado Cavalry, which was present at Sand Creek on November 29, 1864, when he refused an order to join the Sand Creek massacre. During the subsequent inquiry, Soule testified against the massacre's commanding officer, John Chivington, and soon after, he was murdered in Denver, presumably in revenge for this act. Starts with an S (helps current branding - will fit SUN acronym). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silas_Soule 3%, 8 votes
    8 votes 3%
    8 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Northfield* 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Airport Fields - Northfield and Southfield* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Safeplaceleton* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Rasmussen - named for legendary Nuggets power forward/center Blair Rasmussen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blair_Rasmussen* 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Diggsville* 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Pusheen 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Totoro 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 280
Voters: 2683
November 2, 2017
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