City of St. George invites community to enjoy food, fun at Fossil Falls Park Grand Opening, April 29

Set just above the Virgin River with seemingly endless recreational possibilities within its footprint, Fossil Falls Park (2444 E. Dinosaur Crossing) is sure to delight St. George residents for years to come. To mark its arrival, the City of St. George invites everyone to the Fossil Falls Park Grand Opening, April 29 at 4 p.m.

“We love all the aspects of this park and the community reaction so far has exceeded our wildest dreams,” said Shane Moore, Director of the City of St. George’s Parks and Community Services Department. “People love spending time at our city parks and I think our park architects knocked this one out of the park. What a great way to spend a late April afternoon in St. George.”

There will be a short program followed by a ceremonial first slide. Free hot dogs and other refreshments will be available, while supplies last.

Fossil Falls Park was paid for by Park Impact funds at a cost of approximately $2.8 million. The park contains a variety of outstanding amenities, including:

·         The largest concrete slide in the western United States.

·         A Minecraft-inspired rubble tile layout — the first of its kind.

·         Eight fossils located around the site.

·         Two sand volleyball courts.

·         A large gazebo available for rental.

Funds for the future Phase 2 of Fossil Falls Park were made possible by the voter-approved Trails, Parks and Recreation General Obligation Bond. Although no timeline has been established for construction of Phase 2, it may include a revamped skimboard park with a beach/competition viewing area.

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About the City of St. George

St. George is the largest city in Washington County and the fifth-largest city in Utah with more than 100,000 residents. In recent years, people from across the United States have been attracted to St. George’s world class healthcare, active lifestyle, access to university education and proximity to unrivaled recreation. Scenic beauty abounds throughout the city and region including Snow Canyon State Park, Quail Creek and Sand Hollow Reservoirs, and Zion National Park. With an average of about 300 days of sunshine per year, the community welcomes all to live, work, play and eat and experience the ‘Brighter Side’ in St. George, Utah.