Springville’s Bartholomew Pond to open
The opening of the new Bartholomew Pond, located at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon, will be held on the last day of the 2015 Art City Days celebration: Saturday, June 13, at 1:30 p.m.
A federal grant through the Utah County Water Conservancy District has made this plan a reality. The park will have a two-fold function. First, it will create a new pressurized, secondary water system for the businesses and residents of the Springville West Fields area.
Currently these businesses and residents are using treated culinary water for watering lawns and garden areas. This new facility will save millions of gallons of treated water every year. It will have a continual supply of fresh water from the springs in the area.
The second feature that most residents are excited about is its recreational purpose. The pond - complete with a sandy beach, walking trail, pavilions and a concessions stand - will be a top destination not only for residents but also those visit-
iting from nearby communities. Fish were planted about two months ago by Utah State Fish and Game.
The deepest depth of the pond will be 13 feet. The water is crystal clear and the sand goes well into the water. Ten samples of different sands were reviewed to find the one best for the beach and stability in the water. The parking lot will hold 145 vehicles. No parking will be permitted in the residential area of the pond. This beautiful addition to the many amenities offered in Springville will be available to residents to enjoy free of charge.
The new Bartholomew Pond recreational area will officially open in Springville on June 13 with a ceremony that day at 1:30 p.m.