Boulder Park Naming Project Finds Astronauts, Abolitionists And A lot Of White Guys

A group of 70 CU students in collaboration with Boulder city staff have created an archive of park names for the city of Boulder The project, which investigates the name of 82 parks, took around two years to complete. Hundreds of research hours later, they cataloged the stories on the city’s website. 

 KGNU’s Alexis Kenyon spoke with Phoebe Young, a professor of history who co-led the project for CU’s History Department.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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