Did you know that at one time Springville was home of more General Construction Companies per capita than anywhere else in the United States.
The construction businesses working on railroad construction and the new freeway construction made Springville one busy and successful community for decades.
W.W. Clyde Construction Companies, Geneva Rock, Mendenhall, Thorn, Strong, Sumsion, Whiting, Reynolds and even more were headquartered and started in Springville. These companies made Springville a community with solid jobs and a solid financial center. Much of the success of Springville today was due to the influence of the Construction Companies of the past. W.W. Clyde Companies Inc. remains one of the Largest Construction Companies in the West.
To commemorate and celebrate the past construction business in a Springville the new Contractors Legacy Park was dedicated on Saturday, September 20th. Under the direction of Richard (Dick) Sumsion (Sumsion Construction and Valley Asphalt) money has been raised to start this park. Antique Road Construction machinery as well as the newest; most advanced Caterpillar Road Grader was on display.
This park is at 150 South 100 East and has some fun toys for youth, a couple picnic tables, a beautiful stream and walking path, and situated next to the Springville Library. Kick back and relax.
Legacy Park by the Springville Library provides a place to have fun in downtown Springville.