Mankato Seeks Community Input on a Park Name

The City of Mankato is seeking the public’s input on a park name for an open public space on Old Highway 66. 

The space is classified as a nature park area, with access to fishing, a regional trail, and a walking trail.  The space has no official name. Two Indigenous names are being considered as part of the city’s work with indigenous peoples: 

  • Mni Waṡte (wash-TAY): meaning “good water.”
  • Owaŋka (oh-WAHN-kah): meaning an area or space.

Community members can vote for either of those names or provide another suggestion at Every Voice Mankato.


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