Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department

publiclands@slcgov.com

Liberty Park Playground: GO Bond Project

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Liberty Park Playground: GO Bond Project

About the Project

Rotary Play Park is Liberty Park’s Playground located in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Wells District. Reimagining Liberty Park’s Rotary Play Park will utilize a portion of the Reimagine Neighborhood Parks General Obligation bond funding (approved in November 2022) to conduct engagement around the community vision and desired usage. The goal of community engagement for this project is to revitalize the playground in a manner that sizably increases demand and park utilization. Upon completion of public engagement, the City will go through a detailed design process and implement the established vision for the playground. The completed project will feature new and improved amenities that are prioritized by residents and celebrate the community this park serves.

Project Details

Project Location:

600 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Project Manager:

Ronnie Pessetto

Email:

Ronnie.Pessetto@slcgov.com

Project Status:

Project Design & Document Review

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Community Engagement

Project Engagement Report

Rotary Play Park, Liberty Park’s beloved playground, is getting a makeover after two decades of intensive use. Using funding from the Reimagine Neighborhood Parks General Obligation, the aging infrastructure will be replaced with a new playground that can serve the Salt Lake City community for years to come.

Last summer, we talked to families at the play park and surveyed hundreds of people online to learn what additions and improvements users wanted to see. Many people said they want to see a playground that’s accessible for children of all ages and abilities. Playground features that encourage exploration through imaginative play and obstacle courses were high on the preference survey as were a natural, open space concept, shade structures, drinking fountains, improved sightlines, and other safety features. Using this feedback, the team has created three design concepts for the playground and collected community feedback on May 1- May 31, 2024.

Project Updates

Project Design & Document Review

The design concept plan survey closed on May 31, 2024. We are currently examining feedback to create the final design for the playground. The final project design unveiling will be on July 18, 2024!

Event Schedule

Event NameTimeDateLocation
Tabling at the Park4-6pm5/17/24Liberty Park Playground
Tabling at the Park4-6pm5/24/24Liberty Park Playground
Tabling at the Park (Cancelled due to Weather)11-1pm5/25/24Liberty Park Playground
FINAL CONCEPT
UNVEILING – Inclusion
Festival at Liberty Park
TBD7/18/24Liberty Park

Project Timeline

Develop the project’s scope of work.

First Public Input Opportunity: Identify the Public’s values and vision for the project.

Evaluate Public Feedback.

Develop Concept Designs.

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Public Input Opportunity 2: Showcase concept plans for public evaluation and feedback.

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Project Design & Document Review.

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Contractor Bidding & Selection.

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Construction.