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Main St. Park lies near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and provides an oasis of green downtown. The historic NAME gazebo relocated from NAME, provides shade while the NAME stage provides a venue for outdoor play productions and musical groups. A small Farmer’s Market sets up here during the summer months with locally grown corn, beans, and squash, much like those that the local Fremont tribes once cultivated.
Helper City Park, located on the east side of town in conjunction with the baseball fields and City Pool, features slides, swings, and picnic tables, as well as an oasis of shade under mature trees. You can take your sweetie out to the ballgame at the baseball diamond or practice your pitch. From the hilltop vantage, one can also see the railyard and thrumming train engines, the false-front roofline of downtown, and the rise of hills and canyons of the Wasatch Plateau while you listen for the call of mountain bluebirds and mourning doves.
The Boulder Playground, located just south of the River Pavillion, allows children to play and boulder around on several natural stones as well as explore man-made tunnels. Musical percussion instruments will be added in the summer of 2019. During the summer months songbirds, from western tanagers, goldfinches, and thrushes build nests and sing from the shelter of river trees. Hummingbirds zip and hum as children clamber and climb beneath the shady trees to the song of water.
The River Pavillion, available for reservation, is located just behind downtown, with access to restrooms, a small vendor’s kitchen, and restrooms. Birthday parties, nature journaling, graduation, and receptions may be held, with grass, shade, and the Boulder Park nearby.
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