Council Corner

One of the topics that comes up when I ask people why they like to live in Clearfield is the great parks. Where else can you find tournament-class pickleball courts and baseball diamonds, a zip line, a dog park, two ponds stocked with catchable fish, disc golf, and open space just to have fun?

We also have two official trails which cross our City, the Canal Trail, and the Rail Trail. Both provide convenient and pleasant places where you can walk, skate, or bike all while enjoying nature. And you can (I speak from experience!) go all the way to Salt Lake (and beyond) on the Rail Trail.

Our parks have significantly benefited from carefully using PARAT tax funds, which come from sales taxes the City collects. We have been able to install the pickleball courts, provide 5 new playgrounds, build up Hamblin Park from just an open space, and more. The PARAT tax has been a huge benefit to the City!

Please take a minute and, if you haven’t, find a park close to you and take in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy nature in a new way.

Council Member Vern Phipps

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