Saratoga Springs Neptune Park - Saratoga Springs, UT
Client: City of Saratoga Springs, UT
This 10 acre park is intended to become a “destination” within the City. It will accommodate the City’s desperate need for youth recreation facilities and a permanent home for the City’s civic activities, chief of which is the annual “Saratoga Splash” each June.
J-U-B developed a master plan (including schematic design options) and construction documents for the City of Saratoga Springs’ main park located in the heart of the City. To provide the added interest and attraction needed to become a true “destination” and not just another park, a new and exciting playground was incorporated into the park design.
Specific park elements include: capacity for 2 full sized soccer fields; 2 large group pavilions; a full sized basketball court; a formal plaza area; a community event area with stage, overhead structure, and vendor locations; a large, dynamic playground suitable for all ages and capabilities; a restroom and storage building; and a 90-stall parking lot.
In order to help City officials and citizens better grasp the concept of what this destination park could be like;
J-U-B used digital 3-D models and computer renderings, as well as traditional plan graphics, to create images and boards that “visualized” the new facility. The presentations were so successful that the park was named Neptune Park, after a particularly spectacular piece of climbing equipment in the playground.