No more ‘water board’ in Ore. park’s name

LEABURG, Ore. — The Eugene Water &Electric Board plans to shorten the official name of a Leaburg park because the current one includes a torture technique.

The board’s switching the name from Lloyd Knox Water Board Park to simply Lloyd Knox Park.

EWEB spokesman Lance Robertson says dropping the “water board” reference makes sense because most people refer to the spot as Lloyd Knox Park.

The park dates to the 1940s when the utility was called the Eugene Water Board. EWEB honored Lloyd Knox, a longtime caretaker and tour guide, by adding his name in 2000.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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