I recently was down in Orem, UT doing some shopping at University Place when I stumbled upon their new community park, The Orchard. Located near the North entrance of the shopping center, this outdoor park hosts monthly events for the whole family! Many fun events are planned for the month of July, like outdoor music concerts, a Western Family Night, a free outdoor movie (July's movie is Sing) and Pioneer Day Pyromusical!
For the complete list of events please check out University Place events website.
The Orchard offers plenty of shaded seating, three pavilions with outdoor lounge chairs, a choreographed water fountain, beautiful mountain views and lots of grass for the kids to run around in!
Adjacent to The Orchard is an indoor and outdoor kids area. The indoor play area is designed to reflect the natural beauty of the Wasatch Mountains. With slides and play areas that feature trees, bears and a hiking bridge, you feel like the outside landscape flows happily inside.
The indoor play area offers family restrooms, a water fountain, a water bottle filling station and blessed air conditioning!
The outdoor kids area connects to the indoor one through a set of hydraulic doors and allows for seamless play between the two!
Outside the kids area is fully fenced in and offers a splash pad, equipment to play on and shade for the parents to relax in! You will need to enter the shopping centers North entrance to access either play area. I have a 10, 9 and 2 year old and all three of them have given this community park their seal of approval!
We have made a few return visits just to enjoy the fun playscapes and we plan on going to the free outdoor movie July 18th! I applaud the city of Orem for creating a beautiful space to help foster community and provide free safe events for the whole family to enjoy!