New Regional Park in BluffdaleNov 06, 2014 06:56AM ● By Linda Petersen
Salt Lake County and Bluffdale City officials (along with Ned Wardle, second from left) break ground on the first phase of a new 80-acre regional park in Bluffdale. Located south of 14010 South and west of 2700 West, the park will serve the South Valley area and this first phase will include a large adventure playground and splash pad, two 40 x 60-foot pavilions, two full-size sports fields and a variety of sport courts including basketball (two), tennis (two) and pickleball (three). Wardle’s grandfather originally owned the land before it was purchased by the LDS church in the late 1950s and put to work as a church farm. The county bought the property from the church in 2008. The new park is one of three regional parks funded by the $47 million Park Bond, authorized by voters in 2012.