Wasatch Hollow Park Association members have raised more than $6,000 toward the construction of a park on a seven-acre site at 1700 South and 1700 East next to the Wasatch Presbyterian Church.
Association officials said they are conducting a major fund-raising drive in October and have a goal of $30,000. In addition, they said, they hope Salt Lake City will contribute $100,000 to the project. The site is owned by Salt Lake City and Wasatch Presbyterian Church.The church is turning over its 1.6 acres of the property to the city so a park can be constructed on the site. The park is to include picnic areas, a sand volleyball court and a playground, rest rooms, benches, walkways and an open amphitheater. A bridge will be built across Emigration Creek, which flows through the property.
The association will sponsor a "Great Pumpkin Patch" party today, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Wasatch Presbyterian Church. The fund-raising event will include a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest and an Italian dinner that will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.