- Drinking Fountain
History of Richmond Park
Richmond Park’s namesake, Mignon Barker Richmond, left a legacy of lifetime servitude to the community of Salt Lake City. Two years following her death in 1984, the Salt Lake Branch NAACP, Trinity AME Church, and Calvary Baptist Church joined the community of Salt Lake City to dedicate Richmond Park.
Mignon was a great example of dedication and kindness. She had many significant accomplishments: the first black person to graduate from a Utah college, community organizing efforts during World War II, chairwoman of Project Medicare Alert, and her exceptional contributions to anti-poverty legislation, to name a few. At age 80, Mignon said, “my life has been children,” to which there can be no doubt.