Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Liberty Park - Bicentennial Park - Liberty, UT Ogden Valley

This is a park I've driven by a couple dozen times and hadn't made the time to give it chance.  However June 2013 I decided it was a great time to let the kids try it out.  Liberty is a small town on the north end of the Ogden Valley.  It is a beautiful area and the whole valley feels like a park.  Liberty Park (Liberty UT - Ogden Valley) has all the basic of a park; grass area for play and sports, drinking fountain, playground, seating and shelter for picnics, a few trees, great views and did I mention a small little fairground type facility for a rodeo.  Although I didn't see any bathrooms.  The design is simple and basic and for a small town, they're probably very excited just to have a park.  It did have a few posts to tie your horse too, you don't see that everywhere.  The playground has a tall and swirly slide, which has way too tight of curves for an adult.  My kids said they preferred the sand over the normal soft fall mulch.  Liberty does host they're 4th of July event at the park.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Porous Pavers in the Kitchen (Xeripave)

We did a indoor test of the Xeripave porous paving product.  I was very impressed by how it worked under the kitchen sink.  The question is how does the product withstand shoveling, snow blowing, salt residue, and hold up over time.
Their website claims this...

Q. How durable is Xeripave®?
A. Pavers comply with ASTM freeze / thaw requirements, they are unaffected by salt, they are unaffected by UV and are considered inert.

If you have long-term experience with the paver please let me know about it.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Crocus 2012 Salt Lake Temple Square/ City Creek Center

Crocus 2012 Salt Lake Temple Square/ City Creek Center by LivingLandscapeArchitecture
Last weekend the first official sign of spring in downtown Salt Lake City was showing.  With Crocus bulbs in color near Temple Square/ City Creek Center Salt Lake City, UT.

video about creek and water falls - City Creek Center Salt Lake City Utah

City Creek Cascades design, engineering feat |

KSL had a great video cast about the city creek part of the City Creek Center development (Salt Lake City, Utah).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

City Creek Center at night Salt Lake City

City Creek Center - Blue Moon

From the start it is obvious that City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City has been designed to be just as beautiful at night as it is during the daytime.  The fountains are unique and artistic.  The signage and lighting is classy and the place is starting to feel alive and yet its not even open.  I look forward to March 2012 when the project officially kicks its doors open to the public.

City Creek Center - sign at night

City Creek Center

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

LDS Conference Center Roof Top Garden Winter Sunset

LDS Conference Center Roof Top Garden Sunset 4

The LDS Conference Center roof top garden in downtown Salt Lake City is a great place to catch a sunset.  While they don't let you hang out on top, you can still time it just right if you plan ahead or ask to see the garden at the right time.

December 2011 has received minimal snow so far and the roof garden was open.  The haze and smog aren't beautiful to look at or breath, but it does add a little bit more color to the sunset.

Just before I was about to leave the roof top garden I stopped and while looking at City Creek Center I said "wow there are no construction cranes".  This is the first time in 5 years plus in which no cranes could be seen in the skyline above the City Creek Center.  At one point I seem to remember counting more than 16 tall cranes working in the entire City Creek skyline at one time.  I'm amazed and can't wait for it to open.

LDS Conference Center Roof Top Garden Sunset 3

This is the fountain which splits into 4 different fountains representing the 4 corners of the earth.  I really liked how it was icing up just a little bit, but still flowing.

LDS Conference Center Roof Top Garden Sunset 2

Here is a sunset view of the Promontory on South Temple Tower.
As I understand it is done and now selling condominiums.

LDS Conference Center Sunset1

Here is a view of the Conference Center roof top tower looking west into the sunset.  I really like how the sun was reflecting off the dakota granite and the stream of water.