Lake Avenue Park, located between Garden Park and Heights Park Villages, is officially open. The park includes a playground, frisbee golf goals, a large plaza space with a water feature, and areas to relax with picnic tables and fire pits. There’s also an enclosed off-leash dog park, for Daybreak’s four legged residents. From the beginning, Daybreak was envisioned as a place where residents would spend more time outside interacting with nature and neighbors. That’s why Daybreak was designed on a 5-minute rule, placing a mix of awesome amenities—like parks, shop & restaurants, schools and light rail—within easy walking or biking distance from your home.
This park will play a key role in the community both as a park space for residents in the nearby villages of Garden Park and Heights Park as well as an element that connects residents who live further West back to Oquirrh Lake via the integrated trail system. Lake Avenue Park is part of the larger “Loop” system that was first introduced in the Upper Villages with the opening of Highland Park Village.
The loop is a massive park and trail system that runs throughout the Upper Villages, stitching the villages together like a seam on a patchwork quilt. One of the unique features of the Loop is the bike highway system which is a system of trails for runners and cyclists that provides the opportunity to travel long distances on a trail without having to compete with cars on the road which is often dangerous. And, the idea of combining the trail system with the park system means that there’s always someplace to go along the path if you’re riding a bike, taking a leisurely stroll with the family, or if you’re a serious athlete. In most areas, the trail is separated by grade from car traffic and includes signals at major intersections that allow runners and cyclists to cross safely. If you’re looking for more general parks information, be sure to check out our piece on Daybreak Parks here.
Large plaza space with misting stations and seating area overlooking the playground.
Off-leash dog park that include places where dog owners can sit down and rest while their dogs burn off some energy.
A place where imagination and exploring collide.