Midvale Recreation Bond
A way to support comprehensive outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities in Midvale City.
For years, Midvale residents have expressed a need for enhanced recreational amenities in the city, including a new modern recreation center that provides the community with a pool and other facilities and programs that are accessible to everyone.
On July 17, the Midvale City Council placed an $11.2 million General Obligation Bond (GO) on the 2023 ballot to support recreational opportunities in the city. On Tuesday, November 21, 2023 (Election Day), or via Vote by Mail, Midvale residents will vote on the bond. If approved, the bond would provide funding for two recreation projects:
New, Modern Recreation Center
$10 million in bond funding could improve Midvale's chances of receiving a new modern recreation center.
Midvale’s current recreation center, Copperview Recreation, is one of the county’s oldest fitness facilities, and while it has served the City well, it is nearing the end of its life. A new modern recreation center would provide the City with a community pool and enhanced recreational facilities and programming to support residents of all ages and abilities throughout the community.
A new recreation center is estimated to cost about $45 million to construct. Like many cities of its size, Midvale can’t afford to build and operate a new recreation center alone, and will therefore seek funding partners to provide matching funds. For example, the City will seek funding for the majority of the cost through a Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) grant in 2025. Midvale will be competing against several other communities for this once-in-a-decade opportunity. If the bond is approved, the City plans to contribute $10 million of the funding to the project budget to help improve Midvale’s chances of being selected for a recreation center.
Dedicated Biking and Walking Paths
$1.2 million of the bond funding will unlock $4.8 million in federal funding for new dedicated walking and biking paths throughout the City.
Midvale City applied for and was awarded a federal RAISE grant to support the creation of dedicated urban biking and walking paths at four key areas throughout the city:
- Center Street protected bike lane from Jordan River Parkway to 7800 South
- Fort Union TRAX station to Maple Street multi-use path
- 700 W/Main Street/Holden Street bike lane extending from the northern city boundary to Center Street
- Cottonwood Street buffered bike lane.
To receive the funding, the City must contribute $1.2 million to the project budget. If the bond is approved, the City will use bond funding to meet this requirement.
Learn more at EngageMidvale.com.