BOUNTIFUL—The public is invited and encouraged to attend a short ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday that will officially open Bountiful’s new Creekside Park. Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park, located at 600 East Mill Street, south of Bountiful High School.
The ribbon-cutting will be followed by free family fun activities, including a performance by the Bountiful High School Jazz Ensemble, slackline demonstrations, a balloon artist, face painting, a “trek the park” treasure hunt, and drawings for prizes.
In addition, as April 21 is the 111th day of the year, Bountiful City will celebrate Creekside Park’s debut by giving away 111 doughnuts, bags of popcorn, snow cones, helium balloons, and more.
“Everywhere we turn, every poll, every public interaction reaction reveals a growing public desire for more trails and parks. Creekside Park addresses both concerns in a unique and inviting way,” Mayor Randy Lewis said in a release. “Great care has been taken with this eight-acre park to preserve the natural landscaping surrounding the trails and stream so that visitors will truly feel they are out in nature.”
Features of the park include a bridge that is likely to become a favored photo spot, and interactive play equipment, including a replica of Elephant Rock, an old fashioned water pump, and an all-ability area. There is also a hiking/walking trail through the park.