Tacoma is very close to finally honoring Dune author Frank Herbert with a park

Matt Driscoll at the News Tribune says that a new 11-acre park on a peninsula in Tacoma is super-close to being named after Dune author (and Tacoma native) Frank Herbert. Tacoma is now taking suggestions to name the park. Driscoll writes:

According to Metro Parks spokesman Michael Thompson, 173 submissions were received over the weekend — and some variation of a name honoring Herbert was “the most common.” (There was at least one vote each for Parky McParkface and Breaky McWaterface.)

The park looks like it'll be gorgeous:

If you're a Tacoma resident, you can suggest a name for the park on Metro Parks Tacoma's website through August 4th.