BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho park officials say the Idaho Legislature should have final approval authority in naming new and existing state parks.
The Idaho Parks and Recreation board approved the requirement Thursday as part of a new set of rules involving state park naming rights. The rules are needed after the state parks department recently received the green light to pursue sponsorships with corporations.
Thursday’s rules are an amended version from the ones submitted last week. Board members delayed voting after realizing the clauses do not ban the possibility new state parks could be named after private companies that give large donations or sponsorships.
The new version still doesn’t rule out that option, but it now requires legislative approval for the naming of any state park.