At the July 13, 2016 Commission meeting, Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman referred a discussion item regarding the renaming of North Shore Open Space Park to the Neighborhood and Community Affairs Committee (NCAC).
At the October 21, 2016 NCAC meeting, the renaming was discussed and it was ultimately decided to go to the Parks and Recreational Facilities Advisory Board for their feedback on the naming.
At the January 12, 2017 Parks and Recreational Facilities Advisory Board meeting, the Board recommended for North Shore Open Space Park to be renamed “North Beach Oceanside Park.” The Board feels since the City of Miami Beach has a “South Beach” and the City is working toward creating an identity for “North Beach,” having the park name include “North Beach” will assist and be consistent. Other names mentioned were: “North Shore Oceanfront Park”, “North Shore Beachfront Park” and “North Shore Beach Park.”
At the January 27, 2017 NCAC meeting, the renaming of the park was moved to Commission without a recommendation. The overall feedback on the name of “North Beach Oceanside Park” was positive; however, discussion on keeping “North Shore” in the name versus “North Beach” wasn’t agreed upon.
At the May 17, 2017 City Commission meeting, a discussion was held and a motion was made by Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman to rename North Shore Open Space Park as North Beach Oceanside Park. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Ricky Arriola and was opposed by Vice-Mayor Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, Commissioner Michael Grieco and Commissioner Mickey Steinberg.
At the June 7, 2017 City Commission meeting, the item was referred to NCAC for further discussion.