By Julie Johansen
Over a year ago while visiting the Utah State Legislature with the Orangeville Youth City Council, councilwoman Carol Stilson told Senator David Hinkins of the desire Orangeville City had to build showers and restrooms at the Creekview Park, otherwise known as Welcome Park.
Senator Hinkins was able to secure the money. The Orangeville City Council approved the project and plans were soon underway with minor delays in trying to secure additional property, inclement weather as well as addressing citizen concerns. Johansen & Tuttle engineered the project, Nelco Construction performed the excavation and ground work and the buildings came from CXT PreCast Buildings in Spokane, WA. Once the construction was completed, inclement weather made it impossible to get the crane on the grounds to install the buildings so a hold was put on the delivery. When the ground was dry enough in Orangeville, the weather was not cooperating in Spokane to load the big trucks, so once again a delay.
On Monday, all the plumbing, underground radiant heat, cement pads and delivery was completed. The building is 19’8″ by 17′ was set in place by a large crane. It houses two showers and two restrooms. These facilities are multi-gender, coin operated and located at the northwest end of the park. This park is located at the Orangeville City – Joe’s Valley junction when entering from the northeast. A dream became a reality with the $200,000 grant from the state and about $70,000 to redo blacktop and landscaping around the building.