Parks and Trails

Alliance Consulting’s municipal and regional park planning and design is consistently recognized as best in state.

Razor Ridge Park

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Razor Ridge Park is a fully landscaped four-acre community urban fishery. The Lake is approximately 4.8 million gallons and 28 feet deep. The design promotes a system where multiple fish species can survive year round. The lake functions as storage for the Coral Canyon golf course and headwater pressurization for future irrigation in the Coral Canyon community. Backwash water from the Washington City Water Treatment Facility that was previously wasted is now pumped into the lake. The reclaimed water is blended in the lake and utilized as irrigation water for the Coral Canyon golf course.


The Sullivan River Soccer Park

Washington City, Utah

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The Sullivan Soccer Park is designed to showcase the best aspects of Washington City community. A space to gather, it uses the natural aesthetic of the area and accommodates city growth and planning. Its design is an innovative blend of planning that accommodates and uses natural flood water and detention areas to support city infrastructure.

The park is entirely located within the flood plain and designed to collect and contain significant rainfall events. The grass filters hydrocarbons and pollutants from the water as it recedes to the river and the rough rock barriers around the pond serve as a channel. The storage pond is a first class urban fishery that also serves to protect the City’s irrigation usage. The Park also features a picnic pavilion, playground, splash pad and a waterfall/wading feature. The innovative planning of the park helps use flood and recycled water to maintain it.

The Sullivan Soccer Park is a product of vision that integrates people with the environment. Historically, the property had been a dumping ground and fire risk with overgrown tamarisk and grasses. It is now an attractive and vital center for Washington City.

The property is now an example of best use for the community. It stores, cleans and protects city water, preserves the rugged and unique beauty of the community, and provides a central place for the neighborhood to enjoy their local area with a fishing pond, picnic areas, soccer fields with operational score boards, bleachers, and concessions stands, and serves as the trail head for the premier Virgin River Trail System.


Virgin River Boardwalk Trail

Southern Utah

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The Virgin River Boardwalk Trail is a 2-mile trail section that creates a vital connection between the southern trail system of St. George and Washington and the northern trails of Sienna Hills and Coral Canyon. Ultimately, it will be a crucial part of the complete trail system to Zion National Park.

Some significant design challenges included permitting from multiple state and federal agencies including city planners, the Bureau of Land Management, the Virgin River Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Army Corp of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and permissions and easements from private ownerships.

Due to slopes in excess of 1:1 and the river’s proximity to the slopes, the trail planning called for a section through weeping wetlands and sensitive river environments. It features a portion of wood boardwalk that spans protected wetland areas set against the steep bank and cliffs that seep water year-round.

The project was a 3-year coordinated effort to build cooperation between all partners to answer environmental challenges and complete the trail construction.
The Boardwalk Trail opens up over 2-miles of beautiful and unique southern Utah landscape to allow visitors and community members to enjoy the beauty of their natural setting.