October 6, 2021
County and Magna Township Officials Cut Ribbon at Magna Regional Park
Elizabeth Sollis -
Magna, UT— Salt Lake County and Magna Metro Township mayors, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation leadership, and the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of the highly anticipated Magna Regional Park, located at 4042 South 7200 West in Magna.
“This is an exciting time for all of us in Salt Lake County and Magna Metro Township. Magna Regional Park is an incredible addition to our rapidly growing west side and provides something fun and engaging for everyone. I’m most excited about the inclusive destination playground and splash pad because of the equity and accessibility they offer,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson. “This regional park model brings larger scale parks to our metro townships and cities—raising the quality of life and strengthening communities.”
Funded by the 2016 ZAP 3 Parks & Recreation Bond, the budget for the first phase of the park was $11.5 million and covers 28 acres of amenities including one multi-purpose field, an inclusive destination playground and splash pad, walking paths, restrooms, pavilions, parking, and a maintenance facility.
“Physical fitness, sports, and outdoor activity, as well as beautification, are some of Magna Metro Township’s strategic planning priorities,” said Magna Metro Township Deputy Mayor Trish Hull. “The thoughtful design of Magna Regional Park embodies these priorities, and we are ecstatic for it to officially open.”
Families and children attending the ribbon cutting were able to enjoy many of the amenities, including the splash pad, which will remain in operation for a few more weeks, weather permitting.
“Providing a park with multiple amenities for children, youth, and adults of varying interests and abilities was a priority throughout our planning and construction,” said Martin Jensen, director of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. “Our mission of improving lives through people, parks and play is best met when we design and build with every user in mind.”
A time capsule, filled with a variety of historical items—including COVID-19 masks and signage, was installed at the park to commemorate 75 years of Parks and Recreation services in Salt Lake County. The intent is to unveil the capsule in 2096, when the park hits a milestone of 75 years.
Future phases of construction will be completed once additional funding is secured.
More Info: slco.org/parks/magna-regional-park