New upgrades coming to Centennial Park
Jan 21, 2019 03:21PM
● By Travis Barton
A conceptual view of what the monument sign along 5600 South at Centennial Park would look like. (YESCO)
By Travis Barton | [email protected]
Residents will see a few new upgrades at Centennial Park (5405 West 3100 S.) in 2019.
In December, the West Valley City Council unanimously approved a few changes to the city’s largest park.
First, a new sign will be built along 5600 West near the entrance to Centennial Park. The approximately 17-foot electronic sign will display messages advertising events, leagues and activities.
A backlit sign will be mounted on the wall of the Family Fitness Center along 3100 South. City officials said people often drive on 3100 South not realizing which building is the fitness center.
The total cost will be $54,520, with $42,753 from impact fees going to the 5600 West sign and $11,767 from the Family Fitness Center budget going to the 3100 South sign.
A double face monument sign will be made of concrete with beveled corners, a 7x10 electronic sign and a 7x8 Corten steel (also known as weathering steel) plate with the park name. YESCO won the bid to build the signs.
Second, the basketball and tennis courts at the 77-acre park can expect a change.
The basketball courts, all of which are over 18 years old, will be repaired and resurfaced, while the four tennis courts on the east side will be converted to 12 pickleball courts.
Golf carts at Stonebridge Golf Club and The Ridge Golf Club will soon have GPS systems. A five-year lease contract was set up for both golf courses with Intermountain Golf Cars Inc.
City officials said it should have a high return on investment. A golf cart was once stolen and found in a nearby neighborhood. The new carts give them the capacity to shut them down. They also expect, as a new amenity, to bring in more golfers.
The Ridge Golf Club will host the 5A state girls golf championship this spring.