Glendale Regional Park begins to move forward after $85M bond passed

Nov 9, 2022, 10:44 PM | Updated: Nov 10, 2022, 9:44 am

SALT LAKE CITY — One day after Salt Lake City voters approved a bond to spend $85 million on parks and recreation, the project set to use nearly a third of that money is one step closer to moving forward.

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission gave city planners a positive recommendation for the Glendale Regional Park to move to the City Council in hopes the Council will pay close attention to maintenance, security and staffing. The project, which is on the site of the old Raging Waters on Salt Lake’s west side is 17 acres and has a price tag of $27 million.

Cindy Cromer lives in Salt Lake City. She wants city leaders to make sure the plan includes certain things, like restricted hours and security.

“I see no reason for a park, unless there are events scheduled, to be open after day,” Cromer told the city’s planning commission. “The hours of operation should be dawn to dusk. Period. End of conversation.”

Kromer also says the way the city has ignored the abandoned area.

“It is not appropriate for a city-owned property to function the way the space has,” she said.

At the end of the meeting, the planning commission gave the approval for the plans to move on to the City Council. That will happen in the coming weeks. And, by April 2024, the first stages of the new Glendale Regional Park will be completed.

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Glendale Regional Park begins to move forward after $85M bond passed