Rename Jackson Park
Dedicated to anti-racism, public education, and the elimination of white supremacist monuments from Alameda’s public spaces.
About “the Park formerly known as Jackson Park”
ANDREW JACKSON DENAMED
We won. On July 21, 2020, the Alameda City Council voted unanimously to dename the park formerly known as Jackson Park and remove the Andrew Jackson sign.
The City appointed a Park Renaming Committee which is seeking name ideas from the community using the criteria below. Submit park names by October 31 on the City of Alameda website or via email to: ARPD@alamedaca.gov.
Give Us A Sign
Rename Jackson Park community art project
You can contribute your ideas for the new name using the template!
When you are finished filling out and decorating the template, you can send your art to the Recreation and Parks Department Office: 2226 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 or you can decorate the template on the computer and email it to ARPD@alamedaca.gov with the subject line “Give Us a Sign”. Post your art on Instagram and Facebook with #giveusasign and tag us @renamejacksonpark!
All submissions will be displayed at the renaming ceremony as a temporary mural.
Andrew Jackson by the numbers
Native peoples removed in the “Trail of Tears”
Africans held captive by Andrew Jackson
months commissioners stalled renaming Park
reasons to honor Jackson in Alameda
It’s clear: A monument to Andrew Jackson does not belong in Alameda.
Jackson Park must be renamed due to his treatment of African and Indigenous or peoples:
- Jackson enslaved hundreds of African at the Hermitage.
- Jackson’s systematic murder of Native people earned him the nickname “Indian Killer” and contributed to the expansion of plantation slavery
- Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy included the forced resettlement of indigenous people, commonly called the “Trail of Tears.”
Timeline of effort to Rename Jackson Park.
“Time for change”