New playground for Sunset Park

A new, “modern” playground is coming to Sunset Park in Riverton.

The city council selected Utah-based Garrett Parks + Play for the Sunset Park Playground Project last month. Staff will now negotiate a contract with the firm to select and install the new equipment.

The new playground will accommodate children ages 5 to 12 but may also include features appropriate for younger users, and it will be able to hold 40-80 children at a time, public works director Kyle Butterfield said.  


He called the current playground at Sunset Park “aged,” noting that “community members have requested improvements (there) for several years.”

Improvements at Sunset Park were identified as a three- to five-year goal in the Parks Master Plan that was completed by the Riverton Parks Committee in 2018-2019, Butterfield said, and this year the city allocated $70,000 to “add a new, modern playground at Sunset Park to complement or completely replace the existing play structures.”

The existing playground is on a 5,000 square foot sand surface and includes a swing set, slide and climbing dome, Butterfield said.

Sunset Park is located at 730 N. Second St. W. It has been a “community amenity” for more than 50 years, Butterfield said, and provides 8.5 acres of green space with mature trees, a picnic shelter, restrooms, and recreation facilities, including two tennis courts, disc golf stations and playground equipment.


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