Residents can submit name ideas until September 20 for the future park and recreation area that will be located on Westmoreland Blvd, just south of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens.

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To help you think of a name, here`s some information from the Port St. Lucie Historical Society about the area: 


Developers who came in the late 1950s to what is now Port St. Lucie met Burt Pruitt, a colorful and
crusty guide who owned a fishing camp on the shores of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. They
probably were unaware of the violence in his, and the location’s, past. Old newspaper articles about
this local pioneer reveal tales of his pet alligators, visiting millionaire fishermen and a river alive with
rolling tarpon. They tell of three fatal shootings and other troubling family problems. The area of the
park is near the site of his fish camp.
The North Fork of the St. Lucie River so resembled the Amazon that it was used for stunt shots in the
James Bond (Roger Moore) film Moonraker, released in 1979. Star Roger Moore watched as a stuntman
took his role while boats were blown up along the river. The scene lasted an estimated 30 seconds
in the film. To see shots of the river from the film, visit IMDB for the speedboat in action and the sail
plane.
We’re still studying the history of the riverside area west of Westmoreland Boulevard that includes the
Botanical Gardens, the Anchorage and Ravello. Once a hunting ground for the Ais and other original
inhabitants, its natural environment has been threatened by a number of factors, mostly man-made.
A brief explanation of your suggestion is strongly encouraged, but not required.

* 1. Enter your name suggestion.

* 2. Provide a brief explanation of your suggested name. (optional)

Learn more and submit your name suggestions at http://www.cityofpsl.com/cra.html.

* 3. Please enter your email address if you would like to be contacted about the official naming of the park. (optional)

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