We love spending hot, summer days at the Fairbourne Station promenade and Splash pad! There is a trax station located right next to the promenade. The 4-acre park like area is also located behind West Valley City hall and just North of the West Valley Library.
The area includes a pavilion with a tall shade structure, walkways, bridges, a fountain and a stream that serves as a splash pad.
I find that my kiddos (ages 3 and 1) tend to prefer stream-like splash pads. Rather than being sprayed with water they are able to dip their toes and determine for themselves just how soaked they want to get.
There are large rocks in the stream that kids love to jump across and just to the East (near the trax station) is a set of water stairs that my kids both love to play on. A half circle of jets surround the stairs and will spray water with the push of a button.
There is also an interactive scale near the historical site of Joseph Fairbourne’s 19th century weigh station (hence the name “Fairbourne Station”). This was the spot where settlers would stop to weigh and measure their produce on the way to the market. The large interactive scale that is currently there will determine the weight of those standing on it by numbers of chickens, bales of hay, pigs, cows, etc. So if you’ve been wondering how many chickens you weigh, this is the spot for you.
There are various covered picnic tables, public restrooms and lots of green grassy space for kiddos to run around on or for families to have a picnic. Our favorite night to visit Fairbourne Station is Thursday night. That is the night of the week that various food trucks park along Lehman Avenue from 5pm to 9pm. It’s the perfect night to splash in the water and grab a bite to eat. (PARKING TIPS BELOW)
Fairbourne Station is secluded and less busy then a lot of the splash pads we’ve come across and we really enjoy the natural, stream-like setting. We love to cool off and play here and hope you will too!
- Parking for splash pad use is behind the West Valley Library (north of the building) located at 2880 West 3650 South, West Valley City, UT 84119
- Public restrooms and covered picnic tables are available.
- Food trucks are parked along Lehman Ave on Thursday nights from 5-9PM. For more info, click here.
The Thursday night food trucks are currently suspended due to nearby construction and the resulting parking limitations.