Southwest Park

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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.

Birdseye ViewThe 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.

IMG_1207The computer rendering below shows the main bouldering area of the installation which is approximately 90′ wide by 11′ tall with natural routes and traverses.

Climbing Area and ArchThe Water Fall Commons area is the “Headwaters” of the water play area. There will be a multitude of jets and geysers flowing into the water play equipment down stream.

Waterfall and BenchThe 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′.

Chain Climb and Lookout BaseID 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.