Forthcoming West View Park to include challenge courseMar 09, 2023 12:00PM ● By Travis Barton
A rendering from Great Western Recreation of what the challenge course will look like at West View Park. (West Valley City documents)
After the expansion of West View Park last year that saw the 5-acre park add another 1.3 acres across the street, West Valley City’s parks and recreation department are now designing how the park will incorporate with a challenge course.
The West Valley City Council unanimously approved the purchase of challenge course materials in February for just over $200K. Adding that to the grant the department received of about $190K last year, which will cover the purchase of the challenge course, sports turf impact material, curbing and timers.
With the acquisition of further property around West View Park, located at 4050 S. 6000 West, which includes the Utah and Salt Lake Canal Trail and the Mountain View Corridor Field and Trail; the design process can incorporate the course, trail and field.
The challenge course is essentially an obstacle course and in this case, a scaled down version of something you’d see on “American Ninja Warrior.”
“It’s kind of a neat amenity to add to our city,” Assistant Department Director Jamie Young told the council last summer.
It will be the first of its kind in the valley and second in the state, the other being in Washington City in southern Utah.
The amenity will feature two lanes where 40-yard dash times can be recorded. Runners will start after three beeps and the finish line will be marked by a laser for accurate timing. The clock will run on its own.
The course is being purchased from Great Western Recreation, a park and playground equipment supplier based out of Logan.