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Springville officials plan for 2023 opening of bike park

By Kelcie Hartley - | Aug 19, 2022

Courtesy Springville Parks and Recreation Department

A concept idea for the new Springville bike park.

The Springville Park and Recreation Department has worked for two years to open Cherry Ridge Bike Park.

Stacey Child, Springville’s Parks and Recreation director, said she is hopeful the park will be open July 1, 2023. The project was budgeted at approximately $2.2 million and has been covered by impact fees. All park ideas and designs are still in the concept phase and are subjected to change.

Child said the creation of this park has been a long journey for the city and community alike.

“It started with the people in the community asking for a bike park and the city council giving directions for us to pursue find a good place for one,” Child said. “We have owned the location that’s going to be the bike park for quite a few years, and we also own the grounds above it which is Spring Creek Canyon. That’s where the big bike trails will be and the Cherry Ridge Park will be below. There will be bike playgrounds and areas for beginners.”

In the upper section of the park there will be approximately 18 miles of biking and walking trails with an additional six miles of park area below.

The main reason the project is still in the design phase is because of a new three-million-gallon water tank that is currently being installed in the park site.

“This tank, people will be able to ride their bikes to the top of it and use it as a viewpoint. I think it’ll be really neat. We have a lot of water coming out of the canyon so that’s why it’s going there, and we will design the park around (it). As soon as the tanks are done, we will start breaking ground, especially up higher. We will hopefully be able to start the higher trails in a month or so,” Child said.

The Parks and Rec Department is planning for the park area to consist of parking, public restrooms, a pavilion, children bike playground, asphalt pump track, walking trails and seating areas, according to Child. The upper trails will have beginner, intermediate and advanced trails, varying terrains for different experience levels, a jump line and access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Park-goers will have easy access to the upper and lower levels by the trails.

In July, Springville held an open house for the public to see the concept designs for the park. Child said the homeowners who will be neighboring the park attended and have been actively participating throughout the design process.

“We want to make sure we are good neighbors and protect their privacy. We have been working closely with our neighbors to protect their privacy. We will be creating options to screen and protect their homes,” Child said. “We also had several people there in support of the park wanting to see what the design was and get an idea of what’s happening. Overall, we have tremendous support and excitement from the community on this.”

Designs concepts should be finalized in October or November of this year. The city hired S&L Design and Landscaping last year to do the contracting work for the project.


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