A splash pad with geysers, a waterfall, slides, and two zip lines for racing. A walking loop of about three-quarters of a mile. 80 acres of master-planned parks and recreation land. Wardle Fields Regional Park in Bluffdale, Utah, was one of our largest and most fun projects to date! Wardle Fields started as an 80-acre farm owned and operated by the Wardle family. From the early 1900s until Charles Wardle died in the 1950s, the Wardle family farmed alfalfa, barley, and sugar beets on the property for nearly fifty years. The family decided to sell the land to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints after his death before Salt Lake County purchased the site in 2008.
When the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Department needed an extra hand designing and master planning the future regional park development, they turned to Think Architecture.
As a former farm, the site required extensive environmental planning and construction. We worked with Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and Bluffdale City to stabilize the land and develop the site. Together, we transformed the former farmland into a family-friendly regional park equipped with a range of family-friend attractions and more. Besides designing and constructing this incredible park, our master plan will continue to guide future development plans throughout the remainder of the 80-acre farmland.