The City of Orem has been working to improve Geneva Park, located at 260 North 700 West, and give it a much-needed facelift for the last two years.
The secluded park, situated between the Geneva and Suncrest Elementary schools and next to the Orem Community Hospital, was starting to get old and rundown and was experiencing some increased crime and safety issues.
Today the park has been revitalized with some new and updated amenities including lighted futsal courts, a covered playground, an expanded parking lot, improved lighting, and new landscaping and benches.
Last year, the City worked with the Salt Lake (RSL) Foundation, Utah County, and others to remove the existing tennis courts at the park and replaced the courts with two, large futsal courts. The lighted outdoor soccer courts were Utah County’s first-ever courts of this kind and have become a popular venue for soccer players in the neighborhood and community-wide.
Additionally, the City used Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to relocate and replace the playground structure. The new, larger structure was voted on and selected by the neighborhood and is Orem’s first covered playground.
Recently, the City worked with the neighboring Head Start Preschool to expand and upgrade the park’s parking lot giving the park and the preschool much-needed parking.
The City isn’t finished with all park improvements yet. They plan on finishing the landscaping around the new parking lot and replacing the bathrooms over the next coming year.
Orem has been focusing on revitalizing parks throughout the city for the last several years. As a result of these improvements and upgrades, these updated parks are now safer, have less crime, and improved attendance.