LAYTON — Davis Conference Center attendees needing a break between workshops now have a new park where they can take that breather.
Heritage Park was unveiled last week, the first area to open as part of a marked walkway system. The park is adjacent to the Home2Suites Hotel, 803 W. Heritage Park Blvd., and across from the Best Western Layton Parkway Hotel.
The park is intended to make it easier for visitors to navigate the area by foot to such nearby sites such as the Layton Hills Mall, and area hotels and restaurants, said Barbara Riddle, director of the Davis Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“It will make the area even more appealing for convention and meeting delegates to our convention center,” she said.
“It’s just a wide expanse of green grass, some sidewalks, plants, and at the tip of it, some untouched natural wetland,” said County Commissioner Louenda Downs.
Davis County has provided funding for the park, matched by Layton City.
“In reality, it could be a great detention basin, a great concert in the park facility,” Downs said.
“It’s the beginning of more to come for not only visitors to the conference center and hotels, but for community residents,” said Layton Mayor Steve Curtis.
“You can go into the middle of the commercial area, find this little space, sit back, and relax. On hot days, find a little piece of shade,” said Scott Carter, Layton City Parks Planner.