PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4 News) – It’s out with the old so something new can be built! Saturday morning, Pleasant Grove started demolition of Discovery Park.
The city says this is ‘phase one’ of a plan to build a new park with more sustainable materials. The park is scheduled to be rebuilt beginning May 3rd and the city says it will have help from the Fredette Foundation, doTerra and anyone who wants to volunteer.
“We have had volunteers sign up, but we still need more,” says Scott Darrington, Pleasant Grove City Administrator.
The new park is the vision of former mayor Mike Daniels. 25 years ago he says he saw a similar one built in southwest Florida. Over 5,800 people showed up to build that park in nine days. The same designer of the Florida park, Leathers and Associates, have designed the plans for the city’s new park.
“Leathers and Associates told me they have never seen so many people show up to build a park in all of their years of building them,” Daniels says.
Pleasant Grove is also accepting donations from businesses to sponsor the park and says they’ll get exposure for their donations just as they did in the past. Residents can also purchase tax-deductible fence pickets to proudly display their names – also like they did in the past.
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