The area outside Upper Eden Visitor Centre in Kirkby Stephen could become known as Joan Johnstone Place, a meeting of the town council heard.
Town councillors have been thinking about ways to make a lasting tribute to Mrs Johnstone who died in January after contracting coronavirus.
She had been a town councillor for 30 years and had served as chairman for more than a decade.
Discussions had been taking place towards the end of last year about placing a pavement plaque in front of the newly-installed bronze statue of Lady Anne Clifford outside the town’s visitor centre.
And town councillors were told at this month’s meeting that Winton-based artist Diane Lawrenson, who was the sculptor of the statue, called Lady Anne’s Way, had said she would like a dedication to Joan to be included in some manner, if that would be possible.
Town councillor Conrad Lynch asked whether or not there was an opportunity to name the land which is in from the visitor centre as Joan Johnstone Place.
Clerk Christian Barnes said he thought that would be a great idea.
Enquires will now be made to see what steps need to be taken, subject to approval from Mrs Johnstone’s family.