Salt Lake City

Public Lands Division

Pioneer Park Improvements

Pioneer Park Improvements 2020-2022

350 South 300 West

Engineering Division Project Manager: Sean Fyfe
Public Lands Contact: Nancy Monteith


Request for Qualifications to be issued in July 2020


Construction Budget – $2,400,000

Project Update

Salt Lake City is seeking consultants for community engagement, site design, construction documentation and construction administration services. 

Project Summary

Salt Lake City Parks Division is excited to announce new funding for improvements to Pioneer Park. This funding follows recent field, lighting and circulation improvements completed in 2019. In that same year, the Salt Lake City Council re-allocated impact fees for additional new improvements to Pioneer Park with a commitment to providing quality parks for the Downtown Community. Impact fees are assessed on new housing developments so the City can build new amenities to meet the needs of our growing community. The goals for new facilities in the park are to facilitate positive activation throughout the day and week in order to create a welcoming neighborhood and community public space. Several potential improvements have been identified by the City with the final program determined through community engagement. Potential improvements include:

Comfort Station: Restrooms, Information Kiosk & Park Host Station, Historical Interpretation Signage, Concessions

Event Circulation, Power, Ground Level Platform & Portable Stage: Food truck access, improvements to access for Farmers Market, new opportunities for event programming including local music, yoga and fitness events, arts & cultural activities.

Neighborhood Activity Space: Multi-generational Fitness Activity zone. Components could include fitness stations, splash pad, pickleball, bike polo, traveling rings, slacklining, mileage signs to encourage use of walking path, artwork.

Background Information

Preliminary Project Objectives

  • Activate the surrounding neighborhood and play an integral role in the life of a neighborhood and the lives of the people who live there
  • Create a sense of community for those who live, work and play there
  • Transform Pioneer Park from a primarily recreational venue into a catalyst for community development and enhancement
  • Create a hub for social and cultural exchange that is alive with entrepreneurial activities such as market; physical activities and cultural activities
  • Create an urban public space welcoming to all ages and abilities
  • Functions for large community events as well everyday activities including a place for people who are looking for a place to sit or take a daily walk
  • Enhance the quality of urban life and integral to community life

Project Schedule

Request for Qualifications issued in July 2020
Estimated completion in 2022

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