Deseret Heritage Center
The Community of Deseret, Utah, has come together to renovate the old fair grounds into a community center and park. Deseret has been without such a gathering place since record breaking floods inundated the town in 1984. Volunteers worked to dismantle rotting bleachers, clear the grounds of weeds and refuse, replace the leaking roof, and refinish the interior of the old building.
Deseret now has a dedicated place where the community can gather for various functions from reunions to craft bazaars to wedding receptions. Behind the Heritage Center, volunteers have designed a community park and are purchasing outdoor furniture and shade structures that will benefit all who attend future events.
Heritage Center land beyond the park is being sold into family lots where new homes are being built. The sale of these lots provides income for the maintenance and future needs of the Heritage Center.
Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership
Leverage of GBHAP Funds
3.15 to 1