Residents asked to help name new community park

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:45

As part of the South Kent Street Improvement Project completed last month, the City created a new community pocket park on the corner of E. Cecil and S. Kent at the location of the former Ruth’s Tea Room. A historic marker will be installed to honor Ruth Jackson and her restaurant that was a staple in Winchester for 80 years (see attached draft marker).

Winchester Parks and Recreation would like the community’s help in selecting a name for the new pocket park and is requesting suggestions. The Winchester Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s Projects and Programs Committee will review the suggestions collected and make a recommendation at the September 23 board meeting. The deadline for submitting name suggestions is September 11. Please send name ideas to Winchester Parks and Recreation Director at

Ruth's Tea Room Draft Historic Marker