September 6, 2022
Salt Lake City has released a community-informed Vision Plan for Glendale Regional Park, the ambitious planned redevelopment of the former Raging Waters/Seven Peaks water park site.
“This is the first time in a century that Salt Lakers have had the chance to shape the future of a regional park in our capital city and I can’t wait to see it come to fruition,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “The westside is a jewel of vibrant communities and residents there deserve a robust, large-scale park in the area.”
The vision plan is based on extensive feedback from the public. Highlights include:
- Community Gathering and Event Spaces – a promenade/community plaza spanning the north central gateway, an event stage and lawn, smaller pavilions and picnic lawns and a riverside beach and boardwalk.
- Play Places for Everyone – hiking, walking and paved trails, an all-ages and abilities playground, climbing features, multi-use sport courts, dog park, and sledding hill.
- Places to Enjoy the Water – a splash pad, kayak rental, access to the Jordan River, boat dock and ramp, and an outdoor pool.
- Places to Wheel Around – an ice/roller skating ribbon, skateboarding area and bike trails.
“By talking with Glendale residents, we learned that people are looking for safe community gathering spaces and places to play, rest and get together with friends and family.” said Public Lands Planner Kat Maus. “We heard that a bright, vibrant, and active park was needed and that is what the plan reflects.”
Salt Lake City has $3.2 million currently allocated for Phase 1 of the plan. Planned projects include: connecting the former water park site to the existing Glendale Park, a portion of a planned community plaza/promenade, playground, sport courts, picnic lawn and some parking lot improvements. Phase 1 improvements are estimated to be completed by 2024.
Funding for future phases has not yet been secured. An additional $27 million to go toward the remaining build out of the plan are part of an $85 million bond general obligation bond to be voted on as part of the November 2022 election. View the interactive Vision Plan online here.
The public is invited to review the plan at the link above or view a presentation at the following public meetings:
- September 21: Glendale Community Council Meeting
- October 4: Salt Lake City Council Meeting
The public can stay informed about Phase 1 development, future phases and confirmation of these Salt Lake City/County coordinated amenities by signing-up for email updates by completing this form.
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