Name Chosen for All-Abilities Park

The much anticipated all-abilities park continues to evolve to life after receiving its official name: Boundless Adventures.

From the City of Farmington

Monday, March 6, 2023

The much anticipated all-abilities park continues to evolve to life after receiving its official name: Boundless Adventures.
“When I thought about us naming this park, I asked what would make people visiting Farmington curious and excited to visit this site?” Deb Cutler, Chair for the PRCA Commission and a member of the naming committee. It seems the Mayor and Council, along with others believe Boundless Adventures is a name and a place that will draw others to energizing their life’s journey in Farmington!

The all-abilities park has been a four-year endeavor that began as a community grassroots movement and has evolved into a highly anticipated reality. Marilyn Montoya, early envisioner and advocate, worked with other members of the community to form the current non-profit known as the TAAP Foundation, Tibbets All Ability Park Foundation. To date the Foundation has secured nearly 2 million dollars of funding for the project.

The City of Farmington has also worked hard to secure land and funds to keep the project moving forward. Last year the City formalized a partnership with Farmington Municipal Schools to acquire the former Tibbetts Middle school property for the location of the all-abilities park. The Parks, Recreation, and Culture Affairs department also applied for and received the Resilient Park Access grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) giving the project $300,000 for schematic design. As the schematic design was nearly complete,

Mayor and Council approved additional funds for construction design documents to be drawn for Phase I and II of the all-abilities park. Phases I and II of this three-phased project are slated to cost $8 million. In December, just before Christmas, the City of Farmington was notified that they had received a $3 million allocation from the Regional Recreation Centers-Quality of Life Grant. Natalie Spruell, Interim Director of PRCA states, “In addition to the naming, as the design for this park progresses, I am excited by the magnitude of this project and the opportunities it is going to offer residents and visitors.”

With nearly $5 million secured for Boundless Adventures Park, both the City of Farmington and TAPP continue to make the community's dream a reality by applying for grants and seeking private support for the park. Construction documents for phase I and II of the Boundless Adventures Park are projected to be completed in early fall of 2023. The City aims to break ground on the first two phases of the project in spring of 2024.

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