Change "Pioneer Park" back to ALASKALAND
If you don't live in Alaska, but are a former resident, please state so in the comments. I will have to remove people who don't follow this guideline.
If you haven't ever been here, please don't sign. It won't help us! Thanks anyway!
"Pioneer Park" sounds like it celebrates only pioneers, and not all the people of Alaska. There is at least one trailer park with that name! Alaskaland sounds like OUR park. People don't like the name "Pioneer Park" and most of use won't use it, preferring to call the park Alaskaland.
It's time to change it back. It was changed without consulting those who use the park, and who grew up with Alaskaland (not "Pioneer Park!").
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We, the undersigned, request that the name of our community park be returned it its original name, ALASKALAND.
We feel the name was changed in error. No one truly expects Disneyland in the middle of Fairbanks.
We also feel the name "Pioneer Park" disrespects the contributions of Native people and culture to our community. "Pioneer Park" gives the impression that the park celebrates White people, rather than ALL people.
ALASKALAND rolls off the tongue and represents everyone. The name of our park and museum complex, that wonderful place that had both art galleries, performing arts, places to have square dances, TWO trains to ride on, an air museum and so much more, deserves a name that so many of us just love. Change the name back to ALASKALAND.