Vineyard Mayor Julie Fullmer will have a big day Saturday. It will be the first time she’ll be able to take her children to the city’s new super park.
The Vineyard Sports and Splash park, at 350 N. 100 East, is 18 acres full of almost anything you can imagine. Among other things, the park features Utah County’s largest splash pad, pickleball and tennis courts, a soccer field, basketball hoops and pavilions.
“It looks incredible,” Fullmer said. “The equipment was brought in from Germany.”
According to Fullmer, who was a councilwoman at the time, the park started to be visualized in 2014. She says this is a big win for he city.
“I’ve been there from the beginning,” Fullmer said. “It’s really exciting. As a councilwoman I worked really hard on this. This is a big park, they’ve created something beautiful.”
The “they” Fullmer is referring to is Pete Evans, President of Flagship Homes, who constructed the 2,000 home Waters Edge Community.
In an agreement with the city, Flagship donated the land and built the park — a more than $4 million project — and will turn it over to city ownership to be cared for.
“It’s even better than we thought,” Evans said. “The residents have been great and they are really excited. It’s gratifying to see everybody loving it. We made sure we got it right for the citizens of the community.”
As part of the development agreement, the park also provides walking and biking trails.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by breakfast for the whole city. According to Evans, the splash pad is scheduled to turn on at noon. Those in attendance can party in the park throughout and the afternoon and evening, and a fireworks show will end the day.
Fullmer says to expect other announcements concerning everything from transportation to retail in the near future.