Originally constructed by the community 23 years ago, Discovery Park, 1435 N. 100 East in Pleasant Grove, has long been hailed as a favorite of the community, with vast wooden play structures earning it the affectionate nickname of the “wood park.”

With more than two decades of wear and tear though, Pleasant Grove’s Parks Director Deon Giles said it was in need of upgrades to remain compliant with playground safety regulations.

That’s where the community stepped in. With urging and support from the “Rediscover Discovery Park” initiative and the Fredette Family Foundation and their “Choose Kindness” initiative as well as funding and support from doTerra, the city’s new CARE tax, varied donors and a Utah County grant, the park was essentially razed before being erected anew with help from thousands of community members.

The redesigned park opened again to the public this spring, bringing with it a variety of unique, new features and some good, old favorites. Here are a dozen fun things worth noting about the new Discovery Park.

— By Kari Kenner, Daily Herald

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