We are very excited to share some conceptual renderings for an enormous new project scheduled to commence construction next spring in Bluffdale, UT. Southwest Park is designed to be an immersive environment that promises to draw kids of all ages from the surrounding communities for a one of a kind park experience.The goal of the design team was to create a multi faceted environment with opportunities for kids and adults to explore, play and learn. ID Sculpture will be responsible for extensive sculpted interactive rock-work that ties the site together with waterfalls, climbing, and national-park-themed chain-climbs to elevated observation decks and lookouts. The installation is surrounded by multiple playgrounds and an expansive waterplay area.
The project was developed in collaboration with ID Sculpture, Morgan Selph from Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, and Troy Sanders of Think Architecture.
The rock-work ID Sculpture will be creating is set to be a geologic match to the rock found on Stansbury Island in the great salt lake (Paleozoic Quartzite). Our very own Ian Glas played a big part in developing the climbing on Stansbury in the early 90’s, along with Johnathan Knight, Mike Call, Boone Speed and many many others.
The entire top and back side of the rock escarpment serves as observation decks and seating with an integral rock protective barrier. The below image contains a schematic mass for a 40′ tower, the tower will closely resemble a forest service fire tower with slides as tall as 32′.
ID sculpture is currently fabricating stand-alone features for the playgrounds surrounding this cliff band and will begin site construction in the 1st quarter of 2015 with a grand opening in the summer.