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Maple Springs Park Rendering

Maple Springs Park

Project Lead: Jake Powell

Fast Facts

  • Year: 2019
  • Client: Mantua City Parks Commission 
  • Outcomes: Conceptual Site Plan
  • Status: Complete
  • Project Size: 2.3 acres
  • Project Scale: Site
  • Impacts: The design process created a final concept plan that was supported by the Parks Committee and won approval by the Mantua City Council in the spring of 2020. The concept plan for Maple Springs Park is being used to guide volunteer efforts, donations, and city funding to construct the park.

Project Summary 

The Maple Springs Park concept plan was completed for the Mantua City Parks Commission in conjunction with the development of the Danes Park concept plan. The plan established a vision that garnered commission, community, and ultimately city council approval to proceed with fundraising, material donations, and eventual construction.

Project Description

The Mantua Parks Committee invited Utah State University Landscape Architecture students to assist in developing conceptual plans for 2 parcels of land set aside for future community parks. The Mantua City Parks Commission requested assistance to identify concepts that could lead to city council approval and future grant proposals. Students developed several design alternatives as part of the LAEP 3100 Recreation and Open Space course. These conceptual design alternatives were presented to Mantua community members in an open community meeting facilitated by LAEP Extension staff in November, 2019.

LAEP Extension staff took feedback from community members started a design iteration process with the Parks Commission that refined the program, form, elements, and activities facilitated by each park. The intention of each design iteration was to enhance the design to better match the vision and input from the community.

While working on the Danes Park, which is located a few blocks south of the Maple Springs Park site LAEP Extension staff began working on developing conceptual plans for the larger and more programmatically complicated Maple Springs Park. The concept plan developed establishes the part as the premier active recreation park in the city.