by Jessica Reber
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
8:37 PM CST, January 30, 2013
It’s a small stretch of road in downtown Wichita leading to a tourist attraction. But very few people know the significance of North Greenway.
The road sits to the west of Veteran’s Memorial Park. And it’s about to get a new name.
Philip Blake, WWII veteran and "unofficial" park manager, has made it his mission to help give the park an identity. He’s pushed to bring new memorials to the park, as well as identify others that have needed a facelift.
"It’s a tremendous tourist attraction," he said. "But they don’t advertise it."
Blake hopes changing the name of North Greenway to Veterans Parkway will help others recognize the park. The new street signs are expected to be replaced by Memorial Day.
"I couldn’t be more pleased,” Blake said.
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