The park, which is just over the northern border of Baltimore City, was one of several local public spaces and statues that were flagged for review amid new debate about Confederate symbols in the wake of the shootings in Charleston, S.C.
Now, the park is named for the lake at the center rather than the general of the Rebel army. It’s also slated to get a new, $1.2 million nature center, which officials broke ground on this week.
The County is pushing forward with the name, even donning a new website. However, to make it really official and put the new name on the books, the Baltimore City Council has to pass legislation, the Baltimore Sun reports.
There could be more name changes coming. In June, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed a commission to look at renaming Confederate symbols, and they have yet to make recommendations.
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