Parks Projects

Cemetery designParks Master PlanAfter several months of analyzing the desires of Provo Citizens and how they like to spend their leisure time, Pros Consulting has developed a plan to direct our focus in becoming a top notch recreation city.

Read their recommendations and then get excited for the wonderful things to come!

Parks Master Plan
Parks Master Plan Public Presentation - 10/2013

We welcome your comments and inquiries.

Franklin Park ConceptFranklin Park

Keep your eyes open for a ribbon cutting the Spring of 2017. This new park will feature recreation league soccer fields, a large playground, pavilion, restroom, nice landscaping and parking lot. It is anticipated that recreation league soccer play will begin Fall 2017.

Franklin Park concept drawings

We welcome your comments and inquiries.

Stutz Park Concept Drawing 02-2017Stutz ParkThe concept plan for Stutz Park, located at 531 West 3700 North, is 6.8 acres of land is nearing completion. Project Engineering Consultants (PEC) is taking the lead on this project. The latest concept plan preserves the majority of the mature trees on the site and includes outdoor workout stations, walking paths, sitting areas, picnic tables, nice landscaping, horse shoe pits, a large fire pit, a spacious turf area, pavilions, restroom, 60+ off-street parking spaces, large playground area and river access
We welcome your comments and inquiries.
Spring Creek ParkSpring Creek Park

This new 5.5 acre park will be located in the Spring Creek neighborhood. An open house to review the concept plan for this park was recently held. It is part of the 2013 Provo Parks and Recreation Master Plan and will be providing needed and much anticipated park amenities to this area. Community Development Block Grants and Park Impact Fees are the funding sources for this project. Construction is planned to commence in 2017.

We welcome your comments and inquiries.

Provo River Trail RAP Tax Provo River Trail Project

The renovation plans for the Provo River Trail from 2230 North to 2550 West are well underway and the construction is just around the corner.  The primary goals of this project are to:

  • Enhance the trail usability and capacity
  • Enhance the safety of the corridor
  • Preserve and enhance the trail character
  • Facilitate maintenance and longevity of the trail system

A huge thanks to the hundreds of residents that have provided insight on their perspective of the trail and what needs improvement. The majority of the funding for these renovations is from the RAP Tax.  As construction gets underway, keep an eye out for RAP Tax signage that will be posted along the trail to promote the great things that this funding is being used to accomplish.

We welcome your comments and inquiries.
Slate-Canyon-260Slate Canyon Park

Upper Site A: Construction of the downhill mountain bike course has begun in Upper Site A.  Prior to construction, the plans for the alignment were presented to the planning commission to obtain a variance. The variance was granted.  A geotechnical analysis was conducted to determine the parameters needed to ensure that the slope of the site remain stable. It is intended that the downhill course will be ready for use this upcoming spring.

The course is intended for beginner to intermediate level riders and was professionally designed by Sagebrush Trails & Services, a local bike trail consultant.  Several local mountain bike enthusiasts have walked the proposed course and have offered feedback as well.  Some of the funds for the course were generated through volunteer service by the local neighbors through a Neighborhood Grant awarded by the Provo Municipal Council. 

Lower Site A: This area is planned to have a parking lot, pavilions, restroom, playground, amphitheater and several picnic sites all connected by a variety of walking and biking trails. The current concept is under renovation to work around some utilities in the area.

Site B: This area has been developed into an 18-basket disc golf course and is open for play.

Site C: This area is planned to be a traditional style neighborhood park similar to Lower Site A. It is planned to have a parking lot, two small pavilions, restrooms, playground and several picnic sites connected by walking trails and beautiful landscaping.

Site D: The Parks and Recreation Department staff is currently working closely with the Public Works Department to revise the concept plan for Site D, which will include two new large public water storage tanks. The tanks have been designed to accommodate new tennis courts on top and other recreation opportunities that will be integrated into the site as well. Construction of the first water tank is nearing completion.   

Check back soon for an updated rendering of Site A and Site D.

We welcome your comments and inquiries.

Kiwanis-Park-park-viewKiwanis Park Playground Construction of the Kiwanis Park playground, targeted for 2 to 5 year old children, is underway.  The construction crew analyzed the site well before beginning construction which allows a mature tree to be preserved and also minimizes disturbance to existing utilities. We intend for this playground to be ready for use this spring.

Kiwanis Park Detention Basin
Construction is planned to begin  the 4th week of April and will go through October. This construction will not affect pavilion reservations or parking within the park.

We welcome your comments and inquiries.
Cemetery design Cemetery ExpansionThe Provo City Cemetery expansion will consist of an eight acre expansion immediately to the west of the existing cemetery. It is planned to include a mausoleum, cremation garden, committal pavilion, traditional lawn interment sites, shop area and covered dirt storage bins. 

The mausoleum is planned to include 290 crypt spaces and 340 niche spaces. The cremation garden consists of 2,757 spaces with several different interment options.  A mixed concept of traditional lawn burials will include upright headstone capable spaces and flush headstone only spaces, providing burial options for an estimated 30 additional years. See the Cemetery Expansion concept drawings. Look for the final rendering online in mid February or on display at the Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend.

We welcome your comments and inquiries.

Rock-Canyon-Trailhead-Park-entranceRock Canyon Trailhead Master Plan

Eight (8) consultants submitted proposals to complete the master plan for the trailhead and Project Engineering Consultants (PEC) has been selected by the committee to complete it.  This plan will provide the guidance to preserve, maintain and enhance this gateway to Rock Canyon. 

We welcome your comments and inquiries.
fast-busBus Rapid Transit (BRT) ProjectThe construction of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is moving along well. The new bridge at University Parkway is under construction. The portion of the Provo River trail beneath it will be widened to 12 feet. The prior width was only 5 feet. This will help to enhance traffic movement and provide a much better experience for trail users. You can learn more on Provo Public Works Current Project page.

We welcome your comments and inquiries.

closeup-of-bike-tire300 South TrailWe're so excited to get started on a new trail in Provo which is sure to be a new favorite for our trail patrons.

The 300 South trail surface has been completed along the north side of 300 South.  Landscaping along the trail is planned to be completed in the spring. Check back for updates. 

We welcome your comments and inquiries.
nice pathIrrigation Central Control (ICC) SystemOver 40 new WeatherTRAK controllers were purchased and the installation is currently underway in our city parks. These controllers will maximize our water savings through a scheduling engine which takes into account each zone's unique characteristics and will protect landscape and property with usage information, alarms and analysis. We anticipate that all of these controllers will be installed and operational for the upcoming season.  

We welcome your comments and inquiries.

provo-river-trai-with-leavesProvo River TrailConstruction is intended to begin late summer/early fall 2017 and will be done in phases over a two to three year period. 

The first phase currently consists of the south side of Columbia Lane to the east side of Independence Avenue and west of Geneva Road to the project boundary.  Structures within this area are excluded and will be done in a later phase. Please check back for updates. 

We welcome your comments and inquiries.