Riverton is home to 33 city parks and over 470 acres of city-owned public green space. Over the course of the last year and half, we’ve seen some exciting updates take place at some of our parks that I wanted to make you aware of.
The most exciting update has taken place at Riverton City Park. We’ve added an additional four pickleball courts to the park, bringing the total number of courts at the park to eight. These additional courts will allow more residents to enjoy the game of pickleball on a more regular basis. This expansion will allow us to host more pickleball tournaments moving forward. The addition of these courts necessitated that the sand volleyball court be moved. It has been relocated just to the south of the tennis courts.
New playground equipment has been installed, or is being installed, this year at the following parks: Monarch Meadows Park, Morning Cloak Park and Peggy Green Park. These are in addition to new playgrounds that were installed in 2021 at Autumn Hills Park, Oquirrh Park and Swensen Farms Park. The splash pad at Old Farm Park was also updated in 2021. We strive to include funding for playground replacements for three or four parks each year.
Looking to the future, Riverton will be home to two brand new parks within the next couple years on the west side of town. The first will be located in the Edge Homes development adjacent to the Welby Jacobs Canal, south of 13400 S and just north of 13800 S. This will be a 10-acre park and will adjoin a public park in Herriman being built to the south of 13800 S. The second new park will be located at the northwest intersection of Old Liberty Way (4050 W) and Majestic Rise Parkway (13200 S). This park will be 16-acres in size and will be considered a regional park.
The city and developers are still in the early stages of planning these parks, but we hope they will add incredible value to the community. The Riverton City Parks, Recreation and Trails Committee will be actively reviewing ideas for park design and amenities to recommend to the Riverton City Council. The addition of these new parks is an exciting opportunity for the city, and we want to make sure we get them right. If you have ideas on what you’d like to see at these parks, please feel free to reach out to me or your councilmember.
I invite you and your family to take a moment this summer to explore the parks you haven’t been to in Riverton. You can find a full listing of parks and amenities at rivertonutah.gov/parks.