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Dimple Dell Park Improvements

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Project Overview

Improvements to Dimple Dell Regional Park are underway to enhance patron experience, preserve the natural environment and increase safety within the park. Projects include:
 
Last updated 5/24/2022
 
Restrooms
  • New and/or renovated accessible restrooms at the following trailheads: New trailhead and parking lot, Dimple Dell Road, and Wrangler
  • Renovated restrooms for year-round use at Dimple Dell Road and Wrangler 
Trailheads
  • Accessible picnic area at Wrangler Trailhead
  • ADA stalls and accessible route to restrooms at Dimple Dell Road trailhead
  • Improved parking area at 300 e
  • New trailhead kiosks, wayfinding signage, and interpretive areas  
  • New Trailhead near lone peak Park
Fire Prevention/Suppression and Erosion Mitigation

  • Removing invasive species from the pond and restoring water levels for fire response
  • Adding two additional fire hydrants and repair of fire access gates
Vegetation Management
  • Three test plot areas that have been negatively impacted by invasive species will inform the process for re-establishing native plants throughout the park.
    • Specialized equipment with rotary cutters will be used to safely mow grasses and invasive species—these machines do not till or dig
    • Test plots will be roped or fenced off to control the test site and allow for uninterrupted reestablishment of native seed mixes
    • Some areas (Larkspur and Flanders Point) within the test plots will have temporary irrigation installed
 
Restoration

  • Improvements to the Spencer House
 
COMPLETED
  • Natural restoration and removal of the amphitheater near Dimple Dell Road
  • Wood chip maintenance on soft-surface trails
  • Parking lot resurfacing with gravel at Dimple Dell Road and Mount Jordan trailheads
  • Year-Round restroom at Dimple Dell Road trailhead
  • ADA stalls and accessible route to restrooms at Dimple Dell Road trailhead
  • Fall fire prevention event near The Villages at Dimple Dell
  • Establishing baseline plant data and seeding of all three test plot areas
  • Water management infrastructure improvements including well and pump house repairs
  • Poulson House site Master Plan
Funding for these projects is made possible by Salt Lake County voters and the 2016 ZAP 3 Parks & Recreation Bond.

 

Project Timeline

2017-March 2020
Planning Process
April 2020
Implementation begins
Fall 2022
Anticipated completion
 

NOTE: Improvements will take place in accordance with weather, contractor schedules, and permits. Expect to see various contractors, and necessary equipment, in the park throughout the duration of these improvement projects.

Related Information: 

 

 

Parks & Recreation Planning
2001 South State Street  S4-700
Phone: (385) 468-1800
Email
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM