Council Message: Great Things Happening in Riverton

By Councilmember Tish Buroker

page-hansen-sign-thumbWow, what a summer! Riverton City has sponsored one great event after another. The Miss Riverton Scholarship Competition kicked off the summer event calendar, followed by the Memorial Day Program at the Riverton City Cemetery. Then came Riverton Town Days with the rodeo, parade, chuckwagon breakfast, fireworks and more. Finally, the entire month of August had Friday Fun Nights with music, food, vendors and a movie at Riverton City Park. Wonderful! These events are just the tip of the busy city iceberg. Here are more items:

The Page-Hansen Park is complete, and a historical plaque has been installed. It is located at 12760 S Redwood Road. This property was in poor shape following the expansion of Redwood Road. It was recognized by the council that the location was not conducive for a typical park due to the size of the lot and the location. I advocated for a localscape, and with the support of the council, and the expertise of the city staff for the design and implementation, the park was created. The Riverton City Historic Preservation Commission then suggested and supported the installation of a historical plaque on the site which tells the history of this property and nearby properties that were part of the historic Riverton downtown. If you are a descendent of the owners of the Page-Hansen store, please contact Jamie Larsen at or 801-208-3128. We would love to know more about the Page-Hansen store.

In June, Riverton City passed an updated water ordinance that supports water conservation. The ordinance encourages developers and businesses to consider installing waterwise plantings instead of lawn.

Riverton City officials attended the grand openings of Costco and Phase 2 of Mountain View Village. These businesses were the result of years of planning and work.

The council has approved and supported an update of the Sandra Lloyd Community Center auditorium, specifically targeting the inadequate sound system and stage, while maintaining the historical elements of this space. This update in the auditorium should be complete this fall.

Riverton City will sponsor several fun activities in the month of September. On September 12, the city will host Jordan River Night at Dr. O. Roi Hardy Park, where there will be activities and education stations to learn about the Jordan River Parkway. There will be free hotdogs for the first 200 attendees. The annual Day of Service on September 10 will include many service opportunities to help make Riverton a better place. On September 17, Constitution Day, there will be a unique opportunity to tour the Wreaths Across America Mobile Exhibit. Riverton applied for this exhibit over three years ago and we are honored that it will be coming to Riverton this year. There will also be a Bells Across America event with a bell ringing at 2 p.m. that day. We hope you and your families can join us at these fun activities this month.

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