Knudsen Nature Park
Holladay, Utah
Holladay City
Holladay, Utah
8 acres

A historically signifi cant site in Holladay, Utah along Big Cottonwood Creek sits the 8-acre Knudsen Nature Park. Knudsen Corners has historically been the site of a mill and summer camp near the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Big Cottonwood Creek runs through the park. The creek bank has been stabilized and the creek becomes a feature with foot bridges and viewing areas along its course. Historic oak groves are preserved and enhanced with picnic sites and relaxation areas. The park provides a connection for an improved bike route equipped with bicycle work stations for bike repair. Regional trail connections to Big Cottonwood trail, Heughs Canyon and the Bonneville Shoreline trail are continued with the park. A nature themed playground as well as an historic themed water pump feature enhance the historic interpretive signs that dot the park. NWL Architects designed the pavilion structures in a design/build partnership with Hughes Construction Company. The team shared concepts and project updates with the community through a city hosted project web page.