Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department

Richmond Park: GO Bond Project

Project Description

Richmond Park was selected as one of the Reimagine Neighborhood Parks to receive funding from the Parks, Trails, & Open Space General Obligation Bond (GO Bond), approved in November 2022. Neighborhood parks funded by the GO Bond aim to invest and activate underutilized parks to increase access to green spaces and quality parks. The vision and desired usage of the park will be guided by the input we collect when we conduct community engagement. 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

444 E 600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Project Manager

Ronnie Pessetto


Project Status

Developing Concept Designs

Community Engagement

Findings from Community Engagement

In January 2020, a Public Lands Needs Assessment survey was completed asking general questions about desired amenities and opportunities for improvement within the park. This upcoming community engagement window will use the information gathered from the survey to build on future engagement and develop the vision for the park. To learn more about the survey findings conducted in 2020, click here.

Public Lands just closed the survey for Phase 1 of Engagement on August 7, 2023 to evaluate what improvements and amenities the public would like to see at Richmond Park. We have analyzed the feedback! To read the engagement summary report, click the button below.

History of the Park

How was the Park named?

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.

Event Schedule

Name of EventDateTimeLocation
Farmers Market7/20/248-12pmPioneer Park
8th African Festival7/27/2412-3pmLiberty Park
Office Hours in the Park8/9/243-4:30pmTaufer 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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Second Public Input Opportunity: 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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