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New playground opens with a splash

May 30, 2018 12:21PM ● By Mariden Williams

The Western Springs Park is outfitted with shiny new playground equipment and ready for fun. (Riverton City Communications)

By Mariden Williams | [email protected]

Riverton’s new Western Springs Park playground and splash pad, located at 4570 West 12790 South, officially opened to the public, May 24.

Formerly under the operational responsibility of Salt Lake County, Riverton assumed responsibility of the park in 2017, and since then, many improvements have been made. In addition to installing the splash pad and brand-new playground equipment, city officials also put in new benches, planted more trees and repainted the restrooms.

“We’re thrilled to be opening the new playground and splash pad at Western Springs Park,” said Sheril Garn, Riverton’s parks and public services director. “It’s a great addition to the park and the local community.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 6:30 p.m. [MU1] Adults and children were invited to come celebrate the opening of the brand-new equipment, with parents being encouraged to bring their children dressed to play on the splash pad and new playground equipment that evening.  

City officials provided hot dogs and snow cones to attendees, as well as miniature beach balls that children could play with in the water and take home.


 [MU1]If this is the past version of the story, I don’t think this is relevant.