Readers of The Weekly Times in the City of Canada Bay have been invited to a picnic to open a park and name another one.

The picnic will be held this Saturday April 30 from 2pm to open Lewis Berger Park in Rhodes where the Berger Honour Shrine will be relocated from Queen Elizabeth Park at 4.30pm.

Event includes entertainment from local schools and free treats including cupcakes and ice cream will be provided.

Children’s events which include face painting and balloon twisting.

Berger Paints – founded by the local Berger family – will also provide free picnic rugs with sunscreen and water bottles.

“It is great to see the local community taking initiative in nominating for the renaming of the park, after one of Rhodes’ original employers,” Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“The launch of Lewis Berger Park recognises Berger’s ongoing involvement in the community and reflects on the rich industrial history of Rhodes,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

In other Rhodes news, the Geographical Names Board is calling for public comment on a proposal by the City of Canada Bay to name a local reserve.

Chair of the Geographical Names Board, Des Mooney, said feedback is being sought on a proposal to name the reserve ‘Homebush Bay Corso’.

“The reserve is situated along the Rhodes foreshore and extends from Rhodes Point in the north to the intersection of Shoreline Drive and Rider Boulevard in the south,” Mr Mooney said.

“It is important that place names reflect the character, history and use of the local area and community.

“We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to provide their feedback on the proposed name.”

Details of the proposal can be viewed and submissions lodged on the Geographical Names Board’s website at www.gnb.nsw.gov.au and written submissions can be lodged with the Secretary, Geographical Names Board, 346 Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, NSW, 2795.

Closing date for submissions is May 19.