Salt Lake City

Parks & Public Lands

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Pioneer Park Improvements

Project Summary

Location: Pioneer Park – 350 S 300 W
Design Consultants: IBI Group, architects, engineers, planners and landscape architects
Contractor: TBD
Funding: CIP, General Fund – $550,000, Donation from the Pioneer Park Coalition – $300,000
Project Manager: Nancy Monteith –¬†

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands is excited to announce construction of new improvements at Pioneer Park. This phase of construction includes the development of a new multi-purpose field and a surrounding walking path. In addition, the Pioneer Park Coalition has committed to donating $300,000 to add lighting to the new amenities.

Parks and Public Lands has planned the design using Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles. Kristin Riker, Department of Public Services Deputy Director, and Director of Public Lands, describes CPTED as natural surveillance through landscape design. These principles help reduce mischief and crime by opening up sight lines and making a space inviting for positive uses.

Construction will begin mid-May and the construction area will be fence, however, much of the park will remain open throughout the summer. As part of the project the restroom, several trees, and cement pathways will be removed to clear space for the great lawn / multi-purpose field. While the fence is up other amenities throughout the park will still be available, including the dog park, the playground, and various sports fields. Additionally, the fence will not disrupt the Downtown Farmers Market, which is scheduled to be held every Saturday beginning June 9th through October 20th.


Pioneer Park Donation Ceremony Announcement

Project Objectives

  • Create a much needed multi-use field/ great lawn in the center of the park. The field can be programmed with active recreation and events, both in high demand.
  • Enhance safety and security by creating clear sight lines and adding lighting.
  • Add an interior looped path to add more walking and programming opportunities.
  • Remove the defunct restroom that does not meet current standards.

Project Schedule

Construction is planned to begin in mid-May and be completed by the end of October.

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