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 to become a top-notch recreation city.

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

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

We welcome your comments and inquiries.


The public is hereby notified that Provo City, located in Utah County, proposes to convert Timp-Kiwanis Bounous Park, a 10-acre piece of property obtained via Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF) in 1967.  In order to be in compliance with LWCF rules, the LWCF designation is required to be applied to another property within Provo City if the proposal is accepted by the National Parks Service.  The Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) associated with the proposal was released the end of July 2018 for initial review for a 30 day period.  Comments were received during that time and are required to be addressed.  The comments have been addressed and under LWCF rule the Draft EA is required to be released for an additional 30 day review period starting October 3, 2018.  A hard copy of the revised Draft EA is available for public review in Customer Service at the Provo City Center with a digital copy available at the following link.  Written comments can be submitted with Customer Service at the City Center, via e-mail at, or via phone at 801-852-6643.  Upon completion of the review, the revised Draft EA and replacement site will be presented to Provo City Council for potential approval. If it is approved, the proposal will be sent to the National Parks Service for consideration.

For further information, please contact Thomas McKenna, Provo City Parks and Recreation, at 801.852.6643 or

Unlimited-Play-Center_260Unlimited Play Center Project

Provo is ranked as one of the best places to live and has many amazing recreational opportunities. The City is fortunate to have a golf course, an ice arena, a state-of-the-art recreation center and acres of parks and miles of trails. Even with all of these amenities, Provo is still missing something important.  Provo is missing an all abilities play center. Everyone needs a place to play.

The Parks and Recreation Department created a committee of residents and employees to discuss how to extend recreational opportunities to all kids in the community. The goal was to create a space that everyone can enjoy, bringing our community even closer together.

The solution is remodeling North Park, adjacent to the recreation center on 500 north. An UNLIMITED PLAY CENTER will be constructed, which is designed to accommodate the recreational needs of all children. This will be the first of its type in Provo and will be the largest playground in the city.

The majority of this project is being funded by Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and the RAP tax. Help is needed in raising the last $100,000.00 and coming together as a community will allow us to reach this goal which will help provide even more opportunities for all children in the City.

It is anticipated that the UNLIMITED PLAY CENTER will be open for use the summer of 2019.

Thank you in advance for your kind donation.  There will also be opportunities to assist in the construction.  As those opportunities arise, we will reach out for assistance.

For further information, please contact Thomas McKenna, Provo City Parks, and Recreation, at 801-852-6643.

Stutz Park Concept Drawing 02-2017 Stutz Park

The 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, horseshoe 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.
Provo River Trail RAP Tax Provo River Parkway Trail Project

Renovation plans for the Provo River Parkway 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 the maintenance and longevity of the trail system

A huge thanks to the hundreds of residents that have provided insight into 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.

Spring Creek Park Spring Creek ParkThis 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.
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 remains 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.