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Mountain Ridge Park
Background
Mountain Ridge Park is a 17 acre parcel of property located west of Mountain Ridge Junior High. For some time, City Council has been looking into the possibility of selling a portion of some of the Spring Creek Park land (located at 10029 North 6300 West) and using the proceeds of the sale to begin to develop Mountain Ridge Park.

On October 16, 2018, City Council voted to take 60% of the proceeds from the Spring Creek Park sale and put it towards Mountain Ridge Park. The park will be built in phases with phase 1 to include pickleball courts, a parking lot, and restrooms with the goal of completion of August 1, 2019. The Highland City Foundation is actively recruiting donations for the park specifically for a 27-court tournament level pickleball complex that would be able to host national level tournaments.

On October 16, the Council also voted to create a Mountain Ridge Park Board which will be comprised of 7 residents of Highland and whose purpose will be to submit for approval to City Council amenities to be included in the park, usage policies and fees, and sponsorship packages. In addition, the Board will identify options for managing the park following construction.

On November 13, the Council approved the design contract for Mountain Ridge Park. Council also voted to surplus the Spring Creek Park property. Bids for the property will be brought back to City Council for a final vote in the future.

On November 15, the Council held a Open House to display the preliminary design and garner feedback. See more information below.

On November 20, City Council met to discuss the feedback from the Open House as well as preliminary costs and potential revenue for park alternatives. Council decided to postpone the second public Open House until a final design could be worked out with the Park Board and then approved by the Planning Commission and City Council.

On January 8, City Council approved the Final Master Plan and directed staff to begin construction drawings. An Open House for residents to learn about the park and financing plans is scheduled for January 24 from 7:00-8:30 at City Hall. After the Open House, the next steps are for the Planning Commission and City Council to approve a Conditional Use Permit and for Council determine final funding and any phasing plans for the park.

On January 22, City Council approved the sale of Spring Creek parkland. The developer will work with staff through the design and engineering process and come back to City Council for approval at a later date.

On January 24, the City Council held an Open House on the Master Plan Design. See more information below.

On January 29, the Planning Commission decided to postpone their decision on the Conditional Use Permit for the Park until a sound study and traffic study could be completed. City Council will not consider the Conditional Use Permit until Planning Commission has voted on it. Staff is currently working to hire firms to complete those studies. When the studies are complete, the Planning Commission will reconsider the Conditional Use Permit.

Find Out More

Upcoming Meetings
  • TBD - Planning Commission Meeting with approval of Conditional Use Permit for Mountain Ridge Park
  • TBD - City Council Meeting with approval of Conditional Use Permit for Mountain Ridge Park

Get Involved
Let the City know your thoughts by attending the next public meeting. In the meantime, you can reach out the Mayor and City Council. You can email them all via or check out their individual contact information here. When you email City Council, we would encourage you to also indicate whether or not you are a Highland resident.