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Westgate Park becomes newest amenity in Bluffdale

Sep 21, 2018 04:18PM ● By Jana Klopsch

Ribbon cutting (Brett Jay Apgood/ City Journals)

By Brett Jay Apgood | [email protected]

On Aug. 24, Bluffdale held a ribbon cutting to open Westgate park. Westgate park is 3.67 acres and features a pavilion, playground, a basketball court and open space.

The park follows closely with Bluffdale’s initiative to provide more parks for the community.

“The city is trying to add parks with opens spaces and trails to add connectivity for the community,” said Jennifer Robinson, who serves as senior planner.

Westgate park was part of an overall project, which was amended and approved to include the Westgate portion of the project in 2014.

“The developer provided a certain amount of open space for the project,” said Robinson.

The developer’s space was combined with the open space area of the park, which lies along Harmony Drive, was owned by the city.

The developer for the park was Westgate Partners, LLC, which was represented by Dave Tolman.

After getting approval, the next step was to begin designing how the park would look like.

“It was really a combined effort with the developer and the city staff,” said Robinson.

From the time of approval to the ribbon cutting, the park building process took about four years to complete.

Bluffdale officials also opened the city’s second fire station that morning, which stands along 14895 South Noell Nelson Drive.