Thank you to all of those who participated in this poll over the years.  There are some great suggestions here.  We will pass them on to the SUN Board for consideration.

 

Voting on the Rename for All website is now closed. SUN is managing the name selection process going forward, so all name suggestions should be emailed StapletonUnitedNeighbors@gmail.com.

 

Thinking About How to Think About Renaming Stapleton

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/) 21%, 417 votes
    417 votes 21%
    417 votes - 21% of all votes
  • "SKYFIELD". Join dozens of us that have thoughtfully come up and voted/will vote for "SKYFIELD" for several reasons. 1) It keeps the "S" and "SUN" moniker for easier logo and name transition for this organization and other organizations for future use that currently use Stapleton (i.e. Stapleton Stingrays, etc); 2) It has an aviation theme in the name to point to our history; 3) It integrates the "Northfield" name and brand already in the community; 4) It isn't a name used anywhere else in Colorado and isn't a common name elsewhere. 5) It isn't confusing in terms of location within Denver or sharing the same name with other locations with the same name just a few miles within the city (i.e. Central Park, Westerly Creek, etc) ---> Having a large consensus of one name will help in a thoughtful and speedier name change (instead of 10 votes here, 8 votes there, 7 votes there) and will help in future name changes for the rest of our community. Although they are fun names that point to our history, names like 'Airport', 'Airpark', 'Aeropark' come across like many of the commercial warehouse parks next to airports across the country, or sound as if we are currently living on an active airfield, or can be confusing to folks on where the airport and real 'airpark' commercial area is.* 9%, 183 votes
    183 votes 9%
    183 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Unaffordaville* 4%, 79 votes
    79 votes 4%
    79 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Central Park - it runs the entire North-South length of the old airport property 4%, 76 votes
    76 votes 4%
    76 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Funky Town - everyone will want to live here. Upon visiting Denver, people will ask, "won't you take me to...Funky Town?"* 4%, 75 votes
    75 votes 4%
    75 votes - 4% 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). 4%, 70 votes
    70 votes 4%
    70 votes - 4% 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/ 3%, 66 votes
    66 votes 3%
    66 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Obama* 3%, 52 votes
    52 votes 3%
    52 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Mapleton - Simplify changing signage and encourage tree planting with bursts of brilliant color in the fall!* 3%, 50 votes
    50 votes 3%
    50 votes - 3% 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)* 2%, 48 votes
    48 votes 2%
    48 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Ellington - after African-American jazz great, Duke Ellington https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Ellington* 2%, 47 votes
    47 votes 2%
    47 votes - 2% 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* 2%, 46 votes
    46 votes 2%
    46 votes - 2% 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.* 2%, 44 votes
    44 votes 2%
    44 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Casa Bonita* 2%, 44 votes
    44 votes 2%
    44 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Westerly Creek - this runs north-south through most of Stapleton.* 2%, 41 vote
    41 vote 2%
    41 vote - 2% of all votes
  • Towny McTownTown* 2%, 41 vote
    41 vote 2%
    41 vote - 2% of all votes
  • Sudden Valley* 2%, 41 vote
    41 vote 2%
    41 vote - 2% of all votes
  • Ba Sing Se* 2%, 34 votes
    34 votes 2%
    34 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Northfield* 2%, 31 vote
    31 vote 2%
    31 vote - 2% of all votes
  • Kung* 2%, 30 votes
    30 votes 2%
    30 votes - 2% 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 1%, 27 votes
    27 votes 1%
    27 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Old Airport - the neighborhood sits on the site of the old International Airport* 1%, 27 votes
    27 votes 1%
    27 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Rinko Kobayakawa* 1%, 26 votes
    26 votes 1%
    26 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Wakanda* 1%, 24 votes
    24 votes 1%
    24 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Sum Ting Wong- Famous asian airline pilot that perished in Asiana Flight 214* 1%, 23 votes
    23 votes 1%
    23 votes - 1% 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. 1%, 23 votes
    23 votes 1%
    23 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Peña - Named after the Mayor who was instrumental with the new airport https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federico_Pe%C3%B1a* 1%, 21 vote
    21 vote 1%
    21 vote - 1% 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* 1%, 17 votes
    17 votes 1%
    17 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Airport Park - the community sits on the site of the old airport 1%, 17 votes
    17 votes 1%
    17 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Capland - so many people love to wear baseball caps in the neighborhood it really makes sense and has a nice ring to it. supports the rockies too!* 1%, 16 votes
    16 votes 1%
    16 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Dean Ween Green* 1%, 16 votes
    16 votes 1%
    16 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Airport Fields - Northfield and Southfield* 1%, 13 votes
    13 votes 1%
    13 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Sand Creek - one of the names recommended by the indigenous people who lived on this land and for the beautiful creek that runs through. Allegorical of Sandy Creek, but not the same.* 1%, 13 votes
    13 votes 1%
    13 votes - 1% of all votes
  • South Park* 1%, 12 votes
    12 votes 1%
    12 votes - 1% of all votes
  • ✈️ (formally know as Stapleton) just like prince* 1%, 12 votes
    12 votes 1%
    12 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Bacon, The Bacon family were Colorado pioneers in northern Colorado and were vital in helping to build the foundation of this great state.* 0%, 8 votes
    8 votes
    8 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Douglass: Lewis Douglass and Frederick Douglass, Jr., sons of the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass, lived in Denver. They established Denver’s first black school. They operated the Douglass Undertaking Company located at 2745 Welton Street, and a restaurant on California Street in Denver.* 0%, 8 votes
    8 votes
    8 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Lofton - named for Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes, the first African-American woman to gain a PhD in mathematics* 0%, 7 votes
    7 votes
    7 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Fred N Thomas - fought for desegregation of the school system when DPS was still segregated. Represents the positive changes in the education system that we want to see continued into the future. Deserves to be remembered and honored as an important local progressive.* 0%, 6 votes
    6 votes
    6 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Mosley - After Lt. Col. John Mosley* 0%, 6 votes
    6 votes
    6 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Aviator Springs* 0%, 6 votes
    6 votes
    6 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Something that would sound good in Petey Pablo's "Raise Up" song* 0%, 6 votes
    6 votes
    6 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Kingston - named for Martin Luther King* 0%, 6 votes
    6 votes
    6 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Ruby Bridges* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Stepford* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Yosemite Park [Coinciding with the renaming of Central Park Blvd and Central Park as 'Yosemite Park (Blvd)'* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Quebec North* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Wellington* 0%, 5 votes
    5 votes
    5 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Aviator Park* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • George Floyd City* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Aviation Field* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Eagleton - based on the affluent town in the show PARKS & REC* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Appleton - Because Apples are good* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Southfield* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Stanley Field* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • 12 Neighborhoods - There are 12 sub neighborhoods that make up the area* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Kingfield - for Martin Luther King Jr.* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Hill Valley* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Arcadia* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Bruceville, in recognition of Daddy Bruce Randolph, Man* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Big Little Mercy - to acknowledge and respect Black Lives Matter, and recognize that acts of mercy large and small are fundamental and essential to necessary change, starting with a name change.* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Louis Tikas - Greek immigrant labor leader during the Colorado Coalfield War. Tragically made a martyr during the Ludlow Massacre.* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Tuskegee Field* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Little Raven The Peace maker - Colorado Arapahoe indian chief* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Aviation Park* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Clara Brown Neighborhood* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Sky View* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Airfield* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Hidden Valley* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Justice, from Martin Luther King quotation:True peace is not merely the abscence of tension:it is the presence of justice.* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Forest City* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Biffle - For Nathan Biffle - Denver Fireman/Captain 1925-1957 and his son Jerome Biffle – Olympic Gold Medal Winner 1952 - https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/african-american-colorado-history-memorable-peope-and-events* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Gunnell - In November 1881, John T. Gunnell becomes the first African American to sit in the Colorado Legislature.* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Westbrook-Holmes* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Aero Park* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Terminal 12- To honor the airport terminal that was once located here along with the 12 neighborhoods.* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • DenPort* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Rosa Parks* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Crossroads on The Plains. Significance- it will be a forever reminder of the crossroads our nation is at in 2020, and a recognition of the Native people on whose land we sit. VIP--A tribal consultation is in order.* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Tower Hills* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Landing* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Redemption -the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Ford Creek - lets rename a creek, to honor Justina Ford - but also have a name which works well for a community and a section of Denver.* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Coleman - Bessie Coleman, first African American woman to get her pilots license* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Elwayville* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Approach (still aviation theme)* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Sunrise - because it's in the east, keeps the "S" and wouldn't require a new logo.* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Obamaton* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Pilot* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Cheyenne or Apache or Comanche or Shoshone or Mountain Ute* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 1992
November 2, 2017 - June 18, 2020
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