By Canidi Higley
As part of the Art City Days celebration on Saturday, hundreds of residents gathered at Springville’s newest park, the Wayne Bartholomew Family Park, for a ribbon cutting, a Duct Tape Boat Regatta and to enjoy the new pond and amenities.
The land for the park, located at 1090 S. 2900 East in Springville, was purchased from the Bartholomew family and the area was developed as a water storage facility for irrigation. The retaining pond is ideal for the June sucker fish, which spawns downstream. The pond is three-plus acres, and 15 feet deep at the deepest point. The pond was recently stocked with Rainbow Trout for those interested in fishing on the ponds fishing docks.
Saturday’s opening unveiled the first phase of the park. Mayor Wilford Clyde said that the city still needs about one million dollars to finish the park, and that they have great plans for the park.
“We hope that people will be courteous while they are here,” said Mayor Clyde. “And that they will help take care of the park so that families can come and enjoy their time here.”
1. Away at the beach
A view of Springville’s newest park, the Wayne Bartholomew Family Park, which held an official ribbon cutting on Saturday.
Amenities at the park include five pavilions for groups of 20, 30 or 40 people. Larger pavilions will be added in the future.
3. Stop, shower time
The park also has restrooms and changing rooms for swimmers and families to use.
6. Snack Shack
The park also hosts a large plaza and a concession stand that serves items such as hot dogs, nachos, BBQ sandwiches, cookies, candy, popcorn and drinks, to name a few.
The Snack Shack menu has hotdogs, nachos, candy and more.
8. Gone fishing
The pond has fishing docks for those who enjoy fishing. The pond was recently stocked with Rainbow Trout.
9. Beach volleyball
The park also has sand and grass areas to play volleyball, badminton and other sports. Residents will need to bring their own equipment.
The park features a three acre long pond. There are no lifeguards on duty, so residents are warned to swim at their own risk. The park also includes a paved walking trail around the pond.
11. “I love the mountains”
Other park amenities include beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, a large parking lot with 140 stalls and room for future expansion. Playgrounds will also be added to the park in the future.