Officials want to rename city's 'South Park'



MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- There are not many fans of Cartman and Kenny on the city's recreation board, which has recommended renaming a park that has come to be known as South Park.
Having a park with the same name as Comedy Central's popular but often vulgar cartoon show about four elementary-school boys in the Colorado town of South Park has become inappropriate, said Kathy House, the city's director of administration.
Story lines of the show, in its 10th season, regularly revolve around skewering celebrities, politicians and religion, peppered with lots of cussing and defecation jokes.
The green space in the southern part of Marysville never had an official name, but people started calling it South Park because of the location, officials said.
"We wanted to get away from [the name] South Park," said Deborah Groat, a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
"Far away from South Park," added fellow parks commissioner Cathy Dwertman.
So, the commission voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a change to Greenwood Park, after a nearby subdivision.
The final decision rests with the city council, which meets later this month.

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