Bountiful has the distinction and rich history of being the second oldest settlement in Utah. It is the immediate outgrowth of immigration which followed the original pioneers in July 1847. Perregrine Sessions encamped on a spot of ground later embraced in the town of Bountiful, where he made his permanent home. He was accompanied by Samuel Brown and these two men built a shanty and herded 300 head of cattle on the range. In the spring of 1848 Perregrine Sessions built a cabin for his family and more settlers came and joined him.
In 1849 nearly all the grain and vegetables planted by the pioneers settlers were destroyed by crickets. When despair filled their hearts, the sea gulls, from the Great Salt Lake providentially came to the rescue and enough of their crops were saved to preserve the people from actual starvation.
Sitting high above the city among the foothills of Bountiful’s east bench, the Bountiful Utah Temple offers a captivating valley view extending to the Great Salt Lake. The temple features a breathtaking circular columned atrium that reaches from the lower parking level to the main parking level and an elegant porticoat the entrance with graceful columns and arches. A cascading water feature flows on the east side of the temple underneath the Holiness to the Lord plaque.
The South Davis Recreation District was formed in 2005 to support the construction and operation of the South Davis Recreation Center. The District includes the cities of Centerville, Bountiful, West Bountiful, Woods Cross, North Salt Lake and certain unincorporated areas in southern Davis County. Since the construction of the recreation center, the Recreation District has expanded its capacity and also oversees many youth recreation and sports programs, and organizes various community events.
With this master planning effort, the South Davis Recreation District will determine the vision for recreation within the boundaries of the district, explore opportunities for additional programs and facilities to better support the recreation needs, and assess options for where these new programs and/or facilities should be located. The master plan will also identify improvements that are needed to ensure the South Davis Recreation Center continue to serve the residents that live within the Recreation District.
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