If you’re like me, you have missed the canal that ran through Pioneer Park. I can’t say that I ever rolled up my pants and waded in it but every time I drove by and saw dozens of kids playing and adults wading in the canal I thought to myself, “that is a cool thing to have in Provo.”
Due to safety and other concerns the canal was covered up several years ago.
Thanks to the Municipal Council’s appreciation of the importance of the park and some great planning by our Parks and Recreation Department the wading and playing are coming back in a grand fashion.
Not only does the proposal bring back the fun, it also teaches and focuses on the groups that make up Provo’s history. They include tributes to the Spanish Explorers, Native Americans, Mountain Men, and the Mormon Immigrants. The center of the water pad will resemble a wagon wheel representing the pioneers and stamped into the concrete will be a variety of figures representing Provo’s history.