Work On Roosevelt Nature Park And City Trail System A Major Team Effort

by | Feb 6, 2023 | Featured Stories, News | 0 comments

The work to make the new Roosevelt Nature Park and Roosevelt City trail system a reality has been a huge team effort. The Nature Park consists of 1.2 miles of trail within and a 1.25 acre pond with an ADA compliant fishing dock. The pond will be stocked with 5 different types of fish. Features aim to include a pavilion, restrooms, benches, and an amphitheater. The Cottonwood Creek Trail will consist of 2.23 miles of trail with 4 bridges and benches. Elements of the projects had been explored for years but work began in earnest in 2021. Roosevelt City PIO Sunshine Bellon explains that Roosevelt City and the Division of Wildlife Resources have both aggressively sought grant funding. To date they have received over $900,000 dollars in combined grant funding from the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative, and the Department of Transportation to be used on various aspects of the Nature Park as well as the surrounding trail system that will expand through Roosevelt City. Bellon also shares that community partners on the projects include Uintah Basin Medical Center who donated the land; Sunrise Engineering who have donated countless hours on design and grant application assistance; the Dedicated Hunters Program who, along with City employees, elected officials, and many others, donated hours clearing invasive species and garbage from the park and constructing trails; the UBTech welding department whose students are designing and creating benches; and of course Roosevelt City who has donated many materials, such as road base. Project completion is expected in the summer of 2024.

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