Moab Boulder Park receives $4,000 grant from RMP

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently awarded a $4,000 grant to the Moab Boulder Park Project, a subcommittee of The Friends of Indian Creek, to help fund a world-class nature-inspired, and bike-accessible boulder park at Lions Park for Moab’s families, youth, and children. RMPF’s donation will be used to install a stone park bench at the boulder park, according to Christina Sloan, chairwoman of the Moab Boulder Park Project.

The Moab Boulder Park is planned for a large open parcel on the west side of Lions Park, as part of the joint city of Moab and Grand County park reconstruction project. The full build-out of the project, if funded, includes two large boulders — up to 13 feet in diameter — two medium boulders — up to 8 feet in diameter — and recycled rubberized safety surfacing, the group said in a news release.

To date, the Boulder Park Project has raised more than $35,000 in donations from RMPF, the city of Moab, the Grand County Recreation Special Service District, Moonflower Market and private donations, the news release stated.

“The Moab Boulder Park will offer the benefits of bouldering, one of the fastest growing sports in the country, in an approachable park setting that is accessible by bike or car,” according to Sloan. “It will provide recreation, playground, and fitness opportunities for Moab’s families. Moab’s schools and community organizations, such as Grand Area Mentoring, BEACON Afterschool Program, and Moab Valley Multicultural Center can utilize the Boulder Park to supplement recreational and extracurricular activities available to our local children and youth (an age-group currently underserved in Moab).”

“The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation partners with organizations to help support the growth and vitality of the communities we serve,” said Deb Dull, Rocky Mountain Power customer and community manager.

“We are honored to receive this grant from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and value the Foundation’s support of projects in southeast Utah and the Moab Community for many years,” Sloan said.

For more information about the Moab Boulder Park, visit: www.facebook.com/MoabBoulderPark.