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September 14, 2018

New Park Operations Center Opening

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Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Celebrates Opening of New Park Operations Center
New building means improvements and repairs on parks and open spaces will be easier, quicker

West Jordan, Utah – Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation will cut the ribbon on its new Park Operations Center this Monday, September 17th at 10:30 am. Located at 6332 S. Airport Road in West Jordan, the new center will quadruple the capacity of the organization tasked with maintaining more than 100 parks and public spaces throughout the county. 

“Opening this new building means Parks & Recreation will have more space to maintain and repair equipment; keeping up with the needs of the hundreds of parks and open spaces that county residents enjoy every day, “ said Mayor Ben McAdams. 

The new Park Operations Center replaces the current facility located at 300 East and 3383 South in South Salt Lake, which served the agency for more than 40 years and once housed all of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation.

“Our new Operations Center will greatly increase the efficiencies when it comes to accessing all of our parks and public spaces,” said Associate Director of Park Operations Wayne Johnson. “And furthermore, as you look at the growth of the county and the future growth of our regional park system, this will be the most central location to base operations for generations to come.”

The $13 million dollar project – completed on time and on budget – comprises three structures: the 16,000 square foot administration building, a 36,000 square foot operations warehouse and an impressive truck wash facility. The site also has a fuel island with five gas and diesel dispensers and an additional fuel island to service the operations warehouse. Another large warehouse will be completed in a second phase the following year to complete the entire campus.