Last night Provo residents voted and approved a new recreation center. I appreciate all who voted, whether for or against. I am certain we will make the most out of this opportunity. I hope both sides can come together and help us build a facility that will be an asset to our community for […]
I’m continually impressed with the creativity of our Parks and Recreation staff.Look how they transformed The Center (an old armory) into a giant fun house for over 1100 visitors at the annual Halloween carnival last night. Congratulations Brian Smith and Whitney Booth for a successful event. And thank you volunteers for all your help.
I had a good laugh this morning as I read the letter from the Taxpayers’ Association about our proposed recreation center. I like their name, “The Taj Mahal.” I am looking into the possibilities of officially adopting the name for the new building should the bond pass. Not to add to the pressure of the […]
Thanks to Wade Davis, our only customer Tonight we held a meeting with a combined six neighborhoods. The topic was the new proposed recreation center. We expected a good turn out and pulled the full contingency of Mayor, Council Members, Department Director, Assistant Director, Neighborhood Police Officer, Deputy Mayor, Division Office Assistant and Council Office […]
The Veterans Memorial Pool had 85,000 visitors and generated $240,000 in revenue this past season, more than in any other year before. June was also the highest revenue generating month in the history of the pool. And even more importantly, there were no major accidents or injuries, thanks to our highly trained and professional aquatic staff. An […]
Last Saturday I attended the Utah Lake Festival. Besides being a great event, it reminded me again that we have this great asset that we haven’t figured out how to use. To be sure, we have made great progress with the Utah Lake Commission but when I think about what I would like the lake […]
Thanks to Mayor Billings and the sponsorships of Check City, Merit Medical and our title sponsor Zions Bank, we have established a great tradition in Provo of the Mayor’s Series for the Performing Arts. Each year, with generous donations, we are able to bring world-class performances to Provo. This year we have a return visit […]
Question: Much has been discussed about a new recreation center. What are the plans for a new recreation center? Answer: Approximately 18 months ago an updated study was conducted to measure the interest of citizens which overwhelmingly supportive a new recreation center. In January of this year a new survey was conducted that, in part, […]