Lehi Park








Maintenance of the park is a major undertaking.  Help from the affiliated stakes is needed and appreciated.
Affiliated stakes are assigned to perform service projects at Lehi Park on two Saturdays each year.
Stake leaders should approve the assigned service project dates and place them on the stake calendar.
Typically, each service project requires 25 volunteers but may vary depending on the nature of the work.


Projects

Project assignments are based park needs and their importance to park visitors.  The Lehi Park Director or
an Assistant Park Director will ensure that workers are assigned safe projects, use proper equipment and
receive adequate instruction.  Adults are encouraged to work beside youth to teach the blessings of service.

Typical work projects include:

  • Painting bathrooms, sheds and signs
  • Removing fallen trees
  • Clearing trails
  • Repairing tables and grills in campsites
  • Patching roofs
  • Replacing lumber damaged by dry rot or termites
  • Repairing faucets, sinks, toilets and showers
  • Repairing benches and stages
  • Clearing culverts
  • Filling potholes and preventing erosion on roads


Planning and Execution

The role of the Stake Project Coordinator is of critical importance in organizing a successful service project.

  1. Under the direction of the Stake Presidency, the High Councilor assigned to Lehi Park should

  2. call a Stake Project Coordinator at least two months in advance of the service project.
    The Project Coordinator should have construction experience and skills in leading work teams.
    The contact information for the Project Coordinator should be provided to the Lehi Park Director
    at least 6 weeks prior to the service project date.

  3. The Park Director or a designated Assistant Park Director will coordinate preparations directly
    with the Project Coordinator.

  4. The Park Director or an Assistant Park Director will provide information to the Project Coordinator

  5. on specific projects that need to be accomplished.  A stake will typically be assigned several
    objectives or projects for a given work day.

  6. The Project Coordinator is responsible for recruiting volunteers from his stake with the skills

  7. needed to accomplish the assigned tasks.

  8. The Project Coordinator is responsible for advertising the service project in ward bulletins

  9. at least two Sundays in advance.  The announcement should include the date, arrival time,
    needed skills and phone number of the Project Coordinator.

  10. The Project Coordinator is responsible for circulating sign-up sheets during Sunday meetings.

  11. Typically, 25 volunteers are needed for each Saturday for a period of 4 hours.

  12. The Project Coordinator is responsible for obtaining contact information for each volunteer

  13. in the event that the work party must be canceled due to rain or high fire danger.

  14. From the list of volunteers, the Project Coordinator will designate members to lead specific

  15. work projects.  This may include bringing materials, tools and other volunteers to the park.

  16. The Park Director or an Assistant Park Director will provide the Project Coordinator with the

  17. Gate Instructions and the Gate Code for entering Lehi Park.   The Project Coordinator is then
    responsible for providing all drivers with the gate information.

  18. The Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating rides and carpooling as needed.


  19. Volunteers should come prepared with a water bottle, insect repellant, sun screen, and sunglasses.

  20. Workers should wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, closed-toe shoes, work gloves and a hat.
    This clothing will help provide protection for tasks such as removing brush or fallen trees.
    Generally, volunteer workers will not be asked to work in close proximity to poison oak,
    but protective clothing will help if a someone accidently brushes against poison oak.

  21. Volunteers should arrive at the Lehi Park Maintenance Shop at the designated time (usually 8:00 a.m.)
    on the assigned Saturday.  They will sign-in, have an opening prayer and receive final instructions.
    Volunteers should plan to work for 4 hours.  Any youth volunteers should be supervised closely.

  22. After work is completed, volunteers should sign-out at the Maintenance Shop before leaving the park.



Activities

Successful service projects are often associated with an activity before or after the service.
Stake and ward organizations can work work together in organizing such activities.
Some stakes host a Friday night campout and a Saturday morning breakfast before the service project.
Alternatively, a group lunch at the conclusion of the work day, or a snack for the ride home can be provided.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for organizing any associated activities such as camping, firesides or meals.

To ensure campsite availability, any group (large or small) planning to camp overnight must submit
an online Reservation Request.

Camping fees are waived for groups whose primary objective for being at Lehi Park is to perform a service project.


Other Service Projects

All non-stake service projects (such as ward service projects or Eagle Scout service projects) are welcome,
but must be approved in advance and coordinated with the Lehi Park Director.

A service project is at least 3 hours long.

A camping or day use fee must be paid for any group members who are not participating in the service project
in accordance with the Lehi Park Reservation Policies.


Lehi Park Directors