Over the past few years, we have engaged in an extensive journey to improve recreation and park opportunities for our residents in a fiscally responsible way. The result is an innovative park and recreation partnership with Salt Lake County. The closing of the County-owned Marv Jenson Recreation Center provided an opportunity to enhance recreation services in South Jordan. To ensure South Jordan residents get the most robust and long-term recreation opportunities, a plan is in place for the County to assume operations of the South Jordan Fitness & Aquatics Center starting April 1, 2020, which is slated to be signed in the next few weeks.
One of the benefits of this partnership is the potential addition of a lap pool. The City, County and Jordan School District are working together to determine the feasibility of pool expansion.
This plan also creates a joint partnership between the City and the County on the 160 acre Bingham Creek Regional Park at the site of the former Welby Pit that will give South Jordan equal ownership and shared programming of the park. This is significant for several reasons. Bingham Creek will be the largest regional park in the County, and will function much like Sugar House Park. South Jordan City will play a role in its design, construction, management and programming. Recreation centers have a finite life and are expensive to run and maintain, but this park will be around for generations.